Although the hover flies would steal the bulk of pollen, I managed to self pollinate all the flowers.
Great spectacle out of just 7 spikes, that is inclining towards its end right now:

I saved some anthers, and put them at ambient temperature in the dark. The spikes of "Mon Amour" are just revealing themselves, and these are dainty as compared to "Priscilla"
Two of them can be seen 6 o'clock in

I think that it is really one good suggestion: IF you can get "Priscilla" next season then DO NOT HESITATE and purchase a dozend or so of this "classic" Gladiola