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For the love of Irises part 3


When I first moved here nearly ten years ago, I had very little money and did not inherit much from the previous tenants, in the way of plants. |I brought with me a few plants that I had on my allotment, but not much to start a garden with.

I sent off for a pack of 6 assorted bearded Irises and had to wait for them to bloom for three years. In the mean time I saw this advert for named irises in a magazine and so sent off for that.
Some took two years to bloom and to this day I have not seen them all bloom.

They are from top, Wabash, Tuscany, Sultan’s Palace, Purple, Night Owl, Mauve, Immortality, Rajah and Autumn Encore. Wabash & Rajah are border bearded & they were in the first lot from J Parker, together with Tuscany, Sultan’s Palace, Purple & Mauve, the last two just go by colour as I was unable to find names for them.
Night Owl, Immortality & Autumn Encore were in the group of named plants , which were supposed to be good value for money, but were no such thing.

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I love irises, these are absolutely beautiful!

24 Dec, 2013


Thanks Michaella

25 Dec, 2013


What a lovely selection. I love the colours.

25 Dec, 2013


I just love them! I can't grow them because my soil is wrong, but the sibiricas do well here, so I grow them. I've wasted a lot of money trying to grow Beardeds, but I'm now resigned to enjoying other peoples' so thank you. Sultans Palace is one of my favourites.

26 Dec, 2013


Thanks for your comments folks and a happy gardening new year.

27 Dec, 2013

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