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In the bed around the three birch trees.


In the bed around the three birch trees. (Iris reticulata (Iris))

It's a mass of purple and blue today. Most of the buds opened and it's a real picture!



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It certainly is a lovely sight

5 Feb, 2011

 

Thank you. It gives me such a lot of pleasure, as you can imagine. :-)

5 Feb, 2011

 

Rightly so. They are beautiful

5 Feb, 2011

 

Wonderful colour combination!

5 Feb, 2011

bjs
Bjs
 

Lovely early colour

5 Feb, 2011

 

Absolutely stunning. Gone to faves! Looks like spring to me!

5 Feb, 2011

 

I can only echo Karen's words above "Absolutely stunning. Gone to faves! " They really are a stunning show & would stop anybody in their tracks to have a better look!

5 Feb, 2011

 

always look so pretty around trees barbara, think i will put some around my little trees.

5 Feb, 2011

 

Beautiful colours together Barbara!

5 Feb, 2011

 

What a lovely sight. I am so envious.

6 Feb, 2011

 

Thanks for showing it. They look lovely. I'm going to do this next year. I think they will do better in the ground.

6 Feb, 2011

 

Yes, thanks for showing these, you remind me to plant some for next season!

6 Feb, 2011

 

what I would give for this display, its wonderful

6 Feb, 2011

 

I'm so pleased you all like my irises. I bought some more yesterday - one I hadn't already got, called 'Edward'. It'll be interesting to see what colour he is when he opens. ;-)

I've planted lots all down the narrow border by the path - they'll be a lovely welcoming sight to see when anyone comes in.

6 Feb, 2011

amy
Amy
 

Stunning Barbara ..really beautiful , Mine are still in bud , will your border ones flower this year or will you have to wait until next year ? .

6 Feb, 2011

 

Very nice, so they do come again? remember last year when we saw Gardeners World and Carol implied they were annuals.

6 Feb, 2011

 

The bulbs can split into tiny bulbils so it can take a couple of years for them to grow back to flowering size (with some thinning out). They're cheap enough to buy new bulbs each year if you find they don't come back.

6 Feb, 2011

 

Ah, but Carol was wrong on this one. I have some that have flowered every year since I planted them - that was four years ago. All the ones in this bed were planted last year and have flowered equally as well as they did last spring.

Amy, the ones I planted as bulbs in the path border are almost at the flowering stage. They don't get as much sun there as this bed, which explains why they're a lttle behind the others.

I shall indeed buy more in the autumn - I get them in bulk, and I'd like a mass of them wherever it's possible. :-)

6 Feb, 2011

amy
Amy
 

You will soon be having another splended show to follow the first then Barbara and yes I agree they do flower each year , I know mine do . :-)

6 Feb, 2011

 

I wonder if Carol's don't - and she's speaking from experience, or did she read it somewhere without knowing what we know?

7 Feb, 2011

amy
Amy
 

LOL... maybe we should let her into our secret .. :o))

7 Feb, 2011

 

soooooooooo pretty ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, love the colour,s

7 Feb, 2011

 

:-)

7 Feb, 2011

 

One word only BEAUTIFUL..

8 Feb, 2011

 

my little spring bed is going to be bursting with colour .................... i carnt wait , theres allsorts in it !!!

9 Feb, 2011

 

What did you plant, Cristina?

Have you got any Iris reticulata, Carol?

9 Feb, 2011

 

How lovely Barbara, love the the mix of different shades;0)

10 Feb, 2011

 

Thanks, Pp. I am an Irisophile. :-))))

10 Feb, 2011

 

if you remember i asked you 4 a list lol ......... mini iris , tulips snow drops , anemie,s little alpines all under a pear tree , plume tree and a prunus ............ have taken
pic , will put up soon .;0))) its looking very happy !!!
o yes and crocuss lol carnt remember wot else .

11 Feb, 2011

 

I'm glad I was able to help, and I'll look forward to seeing the results! :-))

11 Feb, 2011

 

Beautiful collection, Spritz!

21 Feb, 2011

 

Hi David - thanks! :-)

22 Feb, 2011



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