Gladioli corms

Gladioli corms – Another traditional summer bloom, once again back under the spotlight. Gladioli offer such good value, why not grow some just to cut and have in the home.

Flowering from July to September.

Also known as Sword Lilies, are beautiful and majestic flowers that can be grown in gardens or containers. They come in a variety of colours such as white, yellow, pink, purple, red and orange. When cared for properly, these show stopping blooms will reward you with vibrant and eye-catching displays all summer long!

To ensure your Gladioli stay healthy and strong throughout the season, it’s important to follow some basic care guidelines:

1. Plant Gladioli bulbs from late winter through early spring in well-drained soil that is high in organic matter. Aim for a depth of around 6 inches (15 cm) when planting the bulbs.

2. Place the bulbs in a sunny location and ensure they get at least 6 hours of sunlight each day.

3. Water Gladioli plants regularly, making sure to keep the soil moist but not soggy. Water deeply at least once per week during dry spells.

4. Apply fertilizer to your Gladioli once a month throughout the growing season for best results.

5. Stake tall varieties of Gladioli to prevent them from flopping over due to wind or heavy rains.

6. Deadhead faded blooms when necessary to encourage more flowers and maintain plant health and vigour.

7. Cut back dead foliage after flowering has finished for the season and lift