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By Jenfren

Herefordshire, United Kingdom Gb

Hi folks. We have a large clump of bearded irises that have only produced two flower spikes. They are in a sunny spot close to others that have flowered well. Does this indicate that they should be divided, if so when should i do this and how , thanks



I would agree it does suggest that they need dividing,this link will tell you how;

18 May, 2012


I inherited a garden with a partially shaded bed crammed full of pale bearded iris (no idea what variety) that never came to very much, so, after the flowering season, I dug it out, divided all the rhizomes up into small bits and replanted them down the side of our very long drive in full sunshine. It's taken a couple of years, but this year, for the first time, we have the most beautiful display of flowers, all a lovely deep shade of purple. They are obviously much happier being spread out and uncrowded, and I shall do the same again in a couple of years.

19 May, 2012


Yes mine are in need of dividing and unfortunately I think a mouse has chewed one of the flower head stems and snapped it off - I know a mouse lives nearby. I have painted the rest of the stems with madras curry powder - that should give him/her a nasty surprise!

19 May, 2012


Could be a well-travelled mouse. He might love it!

19 May, 2012


We shall see. I'm not doing popadoms with it!!

19 May, 2012


Thanks, loving the mouse thing,we just have rabbits,like watership down on steroids

19 May, 2012


That's the first time I've laughed out loud today, Jenfren! We don't seem to have rabbits round here - maybe the hunters get them all, but we get great big, lollopy hares instead. Yummy!

19 May, 2012

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