Gladiolus shoots are shooting upwards without any doubt. I had feedback that there were too many corms planted in the pot. so I got them separated and now there are not more than four corms per pot. The shoots tend to flip flop all over and I tried staking them the way I did below but it didn't help much cos' they were still flopping around. Stay tune to a new way of staking them. Also the corms were planted too shallow .... so now got to put more soil into the pots and hopefully they won't overflow.