Category Archives: Gladioli

Gladiolus Flowering

Well the rain we had last week spoiled the blooms on the lilac Gladiolus but we now have a white one flowering and what I think is going to be a yellow one too!

Got a great shot of this bumble bee visiting the white Gladiolus.

A welcome visitor …

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Gladiolus Flowering Update

Half way there …

Gladiolus

And close up …

Gladiolus

Fabulous Gladiolus

Oh My …

Flowers fully open

Stunning colour …

Really want to find out exactly which cultivar this is.

Gladiolus Flowering Day 2

Gladiolus Flower

Loving the colour …

Gladiolus Flowering Day 2

Gladiolus Flowering

Flowers Emerging

Here they come …
Well it’s been a week since my first post and the flower spike now measures 1ft 10inch and is about to flower as you can see.  It’s also standing upright again, quite a fidget this one!

Here’s a close-up …

You know I’ve noticed something else about this plant, it seems to be 100% slug resistant! A winner in my mind.

Gladiolus Flower Bud Update

Finding this hard to believe but the bud now measures 1’7″.  If I got my measurements right a couple of days ago that’s quite a growth spurt!  It’s leaning over for light too, caused by deep afternoon shade.

Gladiolus Flower Bud Update

I measured the bud on the Gladiolus this morning and it is just over 1′ long and another bud has just started to form from another leaf axil.

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Gladiolus Flower Bud

Gladiolus Flower bud

We’re on tenterhooks, can’t wait to see this flower. The bud is magnificent, should be a real beauty. Updates will follow.