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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes it is. I'm looking forward to having half a dozen of these little beauties in flower at the one time in this pot. I've always had a soft spot for irises. Apparently, my father brought some to my mother when I was born. So the association goes back a long way!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:44 pm    Post subject: Flowers today Reply with quote

All of the iris in this pot are flowering now. I'm really pleased with them. Little iris like this have often not come back for me the next year. Would it help to let them get very dry in the summer?

I love this chaenomeles which grows beneath the bedroom window. It's getting big enough now that I think I'll start to train it against the wall instead of letting it sprawl.



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Iris my sister gave me for Christmas are all in flower now. They really are a such a vibrant colour. I took a photo today and will post it when I have the time.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Photos of the Iris, A hellebore with variegated leaves and a cyclamen that has been flowering it's socks off on the windowledge (outside) all winter.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2015 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely. You have to admire those cyclamen. They look so delicate but they just go on and on, through the most horrible weather. I planted a couple out among some snowdrops, a couple of years ago, once they had finished flowering. They have settled in well.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have the cyclamen started spreading yet? 'Cos they will! The thing about this one is, it is not meant to be hardy. I have kept it quite dry, just an occasional spot of water in the saucer. I think many plants can stand the cold, it's the wet that kills them.

Makes sense, how would you like to spend the winter up to your knees in freezing water? BTW I've just looked out of the window and there is rain falling out of a blue sky! Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are right about the wet. It has done for a good few plants in this garden over the years.

No sign of the cyclamen spreading yet but I'll be delighted if/when they do. They are at the top of a bank in very well drained sandy soil, beneath some birches. I've crocus and snowdrops growing nearby. It's a place I pass going into the veg garden, like a tiny woodland and I scattered bluebell seed last year, on the shadier side of the trees.

Sunny here too, though there've been a few showers as well. Time to wrap up and get out there!
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