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First Iris

24 May 2010 18:29:18
First Iris

First Iris

The first iris has opening in my garden.

Actually I am a bit gob smacked because this particular clump was inherited from my late mother who found it in some top soil she was derived about 10 years ago. I do not exaggerate.

My mother was a thrifty woman who never threw anything away. This clump has never flowered in the last 10 years (as far as I am aware) despite being moved to three different addresses!

I inherited the clump in 2009 and decided to give it a year as I don't want free-loaders. This year there are loads of navy blue flowers in the clump. I just wish I could tell my mother that they came good in the end.

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Jacinta D Jacinta D 24 May 2010 18:34:08

I am sure she is looking at them now, and smiling.

fran m fran m 24 May 2010 18:46:29

She knows. I love that blue.

Clara Clara 24 May 2010 18:59:58

Beautiful colour and they will multiply very fast

Myrtle Myrtle 24 May 2010 19:03:22

What a lovely plant to bring lovely memories.

Ternie Ternie 24 May 2010 19:06:00

gorgeous, Rachel! absolutely beautiful! I admire irises :)

Lìga Lìga 24 May 2010 22:12:38

Strange things,if you want some plant traw in compost because it not flowering,or won't give fruits,it just like heard you...and flowering like never,or give lots and lots fruits.

LindaB LindaB 24 May 2010 22:33:44

Just as well it flowered this year then!  Fab colour.

Cloncaw Cloncaw 24 May 2010 22:56:16

Waiting on mine hope they look as good as yours.

HeadGardener HeadGardener 25 May 2010 10:14:34

Well it was worth waiting for!!! beautiful

Rachel Rachel 25 May 2010 17:23:33

I've never had a bearded iris in flower during Chelsea before. Very pleased.


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