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Early bloom

29 January 2018 17:19:01

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I think it was Mary who remarked that my garden seemed to be very mild as there are a good few things flowering here now. But today, even though I didn't get any working time outside, I was delighted to spot my Leoucojum starting to open.

Iris 'Katharine Hodgkin' is looking nice now. But I actually think the only reason I bought them last autumn was because so many people already had them. Yes, they are pretty but, in my opinion, the colour is a bit insipid for my liking. 

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TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 29 January 2018 18:30:57

I found a few "Katherine Hodgkin" hiding under some Bergenia recently - no idea how they got there! I have a clump in a pot which I'm going to plant out this year as I think they will show their pretty markings better if not so close together! Your Leucojum is weeks ahead of mine - I only have leaves about 3 inches tall so far!

JoanG JoanG 29 January 2018 19:15:30

Lovely photos Jacinta, quite a few plants seem to be early to flower this year.  You are right, Hazel.  I too like 'Katherine Hodgkin' for the lovely markings and originally made the mistake of planting them too close together, not realising how fast they would multiply.  Late last summer I dug them up and spread them out and they look much better now. 

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 29 January 2018 19:31:41

Thanks Joan - you've confirmed my feelings about them!

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 29 January 2018 19:46:03

Joan, I find that as well with Iris 'Katherine Hodgkins' needs its space. 

Jacinta, our Leucojums have started to flower as well. It has been a mild winter.

Jackie Jackie 31 January 2018 07:27:40

I planted so KH a couple of years ago and havent seen them since. Like you Jacinta I can take them or leave them. Im not a great lover of Iris at all though!!


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