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A lovely surprise! (Iris histriodes)

Iris reticulata 'Katharine Hodgkin'.

I planted some in a pot to enjoy in the greenhouse - and one opened in the night!



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Spring is on the way isn't it, lovely.

23 Jan, 2010

 

These are just gorgeous :-)

23 Jan, 2010

amy
Amy
 

It's gorgeous and well ahead of the others , :o)

23 Jan, 2010

 

So it should be in a (slightly) heated greenhouse! The other pot has I. danfordiae in it - I planted some last year outside, and the pesky pigeons SAT on them! :-(((( I shall enjoy those too - very soon.

23 Jan, 2010

 

So unusual....stunning markings...:o)

23 Jan, 2010

 

Beautiful markings on it........

23 Jan, 2010

 

I have this one in the garden.....its only just pushing its shoots through the soil....

23 Jan, 2010

 

Ah - I daren't - those pigeons! :-(((

23 Jan, 2010

 

Really lovely Spritz...:>)

23 Jan, 2010

 

Wonderful Orienta markings!

23 Jan, 2010

 

Beautiful plant Spritz.

24 Jan, 2010

 

Thanks - it was worth growing them in a pot to see the sheer perfection of the flower! There might be more open today. :-)

24 Jan, 2010

 

It's lovely. I have some showing in the garden but nowhere near flowering just yet.

24 Jan, 2010

 

Lovely plant.

24 Jan, 2010

 

very nice

24 Jan, 2010

 

Its beautiful ......

24 Jan, 2010

 

Badgers, pigeons! Are you opening a wildlife reserve there? Definitely best to keep these where you can see them, so beautiful.

24 Jan, 2010

 

I wish they'd all go away, Wagger! Bs and Ps I mean. LOL. They drive me round the twist, but badgers are the worst, of course. However. the pigeons are so heavy when they land on my plants, and then walk around the flowerbed, that they do squash flowers and plants flat! My Heuchera 'Amethyst Mist' got sat on - I've lifted it, and potted it up to see if I can save it. It looked like a pancake!

Hence the pretty pots in the greenhouse. :-)

25 Jan, 2010

 

Heuchera 'Pancake' - that has a ring to it, you could market it as a new hybrid.

25 Jan, 2010

 

Nobody would buy it, though. :-(((

25 Jan, 2010

 

Vertically challenged people might!

25 Jan, 2010

 

Do you know the story called 'Flat Stanley'? It would suit him - honestly! LOL.

25 Jan, 2010

 

Just been to Youtube and listened to the song - think I'll stick with Bob the Builder. LOL

26 Jan, 2010

 

A song? I didn't know about that! I used to read the book to my own children and my class, too. They loved it!

26 Jan, 2010

 

If you go to www.flatstanley.com you can pick up the link to the song - if you can bear it! LOL

26 Jan, 2010

 

i left mine in a pot outside and they are poking their noses through :o) they are beautiful arnt they?

26 Jan, 2010

 

Yes - I'm glad I did this - I have a pot of I. danfordiae as well.

26 Jan, 2010

 

squirrels ate mine last year :o( will get some more soon hopefully.

26 Jan, 2010

 

Pigeons SAT on my danfordiae - as they did with the Heuchera! They stood NO chance.

26 Jan, 2010

 

there are some really fat birds about not including me!!

26 Jan, 2010

 

There are three out today! I shall take another photo when they're all out.

No pigeons are allowed in the greenhouse. :-((((

26 Jan, 2010



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