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How many iris do you actually have? A question asked by my OH as he walked past the rockery. Now that is similar to asking a fashionado ‘How many pairs of shoes do you have?’
How to respond? Just the reticulata, or just the histriodes? I assumed he didnt mean the bearded ones that are just showing leaves.

So how many do I have? More than I thought.
the following are the reticulata.

This is Pixie and in real life a rich purply blue.

Alida a soft paleish blue.

Purple Gem, this has survived in pots on the pond wall for several years now.

A pot of Harmony.

This is Pauline.

DS Dijt a lovely pinky purple one.

This soft clear blue is Cantab.

Gordon is one of the latest ones to join my collection new this year.

I did have George and Edward but I havent seen them this year. Yet!

There are still others I’d like to get but may be next year.

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Seaburngirl oh wow I want more and more they are so beautiful .
I must get more of these beauties potted up .

Thankyou for sharing your wonderful Iris.

25 Mar, 2013


they are lovely arent they.

25 Mar, 2013


Thanks sbg - have added this to my favourites as I hope to get some varieties in the autumn. This is a good reference

25 Mar, 2013


They are such a delight to have .

I have got my walkers new bulb catalogue in so browsing now.

And I potted up new bulbs in pots and they are all now under a blanket of snow:(

25 Mar, 2013


Beautiful collection, hope your others make an apperance.

25 Mar, 2013


What a fantastic collection and all are lovely!

25 Mar, 2013


They aren't 'lovely', Sbg, they're more than that. Much more.
I'm gobsmacked!

25 Mar, 2013


What a beautiful collection. You must love them and look forward to seeing them each year!

25 Mar, 2013


I used to have Clariette too, not sure where I put her. I suspect she was eaten long ago by squirrels. There are some other very pretty ones that I will add to my collection. Also some of the histrioides ones. Different sources put George in that one rather than the reticulata.

A sure sign that winter is drawing to a close and spring is here. despite the snow!

25 Mar, 2013


They are all so pretty. I love the pot of Harmony. Are they easy to grow in pots?

25 Mar, 2013


They're lovely. I didn't know there were so many types. I like the dark purple ones.

25 Mar, 2013


They are like the hymn all things bright and beautiful !

26 Mar, 2013


I only have one type of iris, don't know its name, but after seeing all of these I want more. They're gorgeous!

26 Mar, 2013


they do brilliantly in pots as they like to get dry and warm in the summer. I usually put pelargoniums in the pots in the summer so the bulbs dont get overly wet. considering the poor summer last year I am amazed at how well they have done.

They are well worth the relatively inexpensive cost.

26 Mar, 2013


Thanks for the info. Sbg. I shall have to try them.

26 Mar, 2013


Sbg...such a wonderful collection...fab

26 Mar, 2013


wow a great collection, I love the picture of A Pot Of Harmony just perfect ;0)

27 Mar, 2013


Lovey blog ... you have a wonderful collection.

31 Mar, 2013


Aren't they lovely. I never thought of growing them in pots but after seeing your beautiful collection I really must get some for next year.

5 Apr, 2013


You can count me in as another convert, Sbg.
I keep popping back to this page. Lol.

8 Apr, 2013

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