Gladiolus Corm Planting Instructions

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Gladiolus Corm Planting Instructions
« on: April 22, 2009, 01:32 »
Hi folks,

Er I have some Gladiolus corms for the allotment.  Please can someone jot down some planting guidelines for me to have a go at  :wub:

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Re: Gladiolus Corm Planting Instructions
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2009, 07:41 »
Hi there - the rough rule with bulbs or corsm is for them to have twice the depth over them as their height, so a biggish glad would go in a three inch deep hole.
Underground slugs love glads and sometimes the base plate can rot off, so it's worth putting a bit of grit in the baottom of the hole, so make the hole a tad deeper to accomodate this.

They go in base plate down of course hahahahah you knew that.

If they are ones with massive spikes you are going to stake it is worth putting the stakes in as you plant the corms as this saves accidentally damaging the corm later on.

Once they have doesd down in the autumn you can digh them up and dry them off for the next year... where you are in Hull it might be a bit cold for them to survive in the ground.

Hope that helps.They can make a great display  :D
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Re: Gladiolus Corm Planting Instructions
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2009, 08:55 »
Thanks for that Sunshineband,

I am going to give it bash this week am quite excited about em!

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Re: Gladiolus Corm Planting Instructions
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2009, 09:53 »
I start some off in a tray with compost - about an inch under them, and an inch above.  They will start to make roots and shoot. That takes about 2 weeks, and gets us a bit closer to frost-free nights :) and gives me a slightly earlier flowering.

Also helps me stagger the flowering time - I plant the started-ones and the non-started ones out at the same time.

When you lift them in the Autumn they will have little bulblets around them.  These will take three years, or so, to flower.  I just keep them with the corms and then "sow them" in a drill, or similar, in the same area as the bulbs - then they get lifted at the end of the season too, and kept together with their parents (I have a few different colours)

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Re: Gladiolus Corm Planting Instructions
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2009, 21:16 »
My Glad Corms as they are now (sorry the photos a bit focussy  :blink: )
glads.jpg

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Re: Gladiolus Corm Planting Instructions
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2009, 21:20 »
You can see the tiny embryo corms that Kristen mentioned. Let's have some piccies when they are in flowers too, please  :)

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Re: Gladiolus Corm Planting Instructions
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2009, 23:02 »
Here are some from last year's second crop

IMG_2774_GladioliSecondCrop.jpg

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Re: Gladiolus Corm Planting Instructions
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2009, 23:37 »
Oooh theyre lovely  :)  hope mine will be like that, I will have a good go at em'


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Re: Gladiolus Corm Planting Instructions
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2009, 00:39 »
Hi folks,

Just wanted to say Im quite chuffed with me little self, some of my gladioli shoots (hope that terminology is correct?  :blink:) have popped up  :wub:

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Re: Gladiolus Corm Planting Instructions
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2009, 09:56 »
 :D Good!!

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Re: Gladiolus Corm Planting Instructions
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2009, 21:19 »
Hi folks,

Just thought I'd add a pic of the gladioli so far
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Re: Gladiolus Corm Planting Instructions
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2009, 21:11 »
Hi all,

I know its taken ages to do this but I just wanted to post a pic of the gladioli flowers that grew and say thanks again for your advice with planting them.
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Re: Gladiolus Corm Planting Instructions
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2009, 21:41 »
Lovely colour.. well worth the wait  :D

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Re: Gladiolus Corm Planting Instructions
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2009, 02:50 »
Mine are all sitting in a wheel-barrow in the allotment shed waiting for the spring.....

It's so wet I am pleased I decided to lift the lot this winter.... I think they may have rotted if I had left them in place this year.  :(
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