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Rachel's Journal

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20 May 2011 17:02:57
Iris 'Jurassic Park'

Iris 'Jurassic Park'

It was a lovely day here today, if a bit breezy.

Three of my five Amorphopallus have sent spikes up so that is good. I would have been upset if they had not emerged.

I must go water the greenhouse as everything is very dry. We had a couple of showers earlier but nothing to write home about. The forecast for tomorrow is rain.

Having missed last week's Gardeners' World, I'm looking forward to it tonight, at the normal time of 8:30.

Speaking of TV, the Chelsea Flower Show is 24-28 May. There should be coverage from 23rd. I must go check.


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unagrant unagrant 20 May 2011 17:08:19

That's a beautiful Iris.  Looking forward to watching a bit of Chelsea. 

Jacinta D Jacinta D 20 May 2011 17:10:49

Love that iris, Rachel.

It's great that GW is back to normal. 

TinaJ TinaJ 20 May 2011 17:12:15

lovely iris,love your blue one even more

HeadGardener HeadGardener 20 May 2011 17:40:48

I almost forget to water the greenhouse when it rains Rachel,  I do wish they make pourous glass that would let the rain in when you wanted :-)

Hosta Hosta 20 May 2011 19:21:13

Lovely Iris, nice soft yellow.  As far as I know Chelsea coverage begins on Sunday evening.  GW on BBC HD tonight and BBC 2 tomorrow at 6.30

ladygardener ladygardener 20 May 2011 20:24:39

I love that Iris, I didn't know there were bi-colour irises until I saw them in Scrubbers journal last week.

Cloncaw Cloncaw 20 May 2011 22:01:37

Beautiful colouring have iris nearly coming out but won't be as beautiful as yours,

fran m fran m 20 May 2011 22:56:55

No Iris here, might change though..............

MartinB MartinB 20 May 2011 23:32:16

Fran I would hang onto Marie if I were you

Dick Dick 21 May 2011 00:09:16

Lovely Iris, Rachel. I have not had great luck with Irises. My sister gave me some bearded irises some years ago. They never bloomed for either of us.

fran m fran m 21 May 2011 05:21:50

I just might Martin, I just might ;-))

Rachel Rachel 21 May 2011 10:24:57

Can't believe I missed Gardeners' World again. We have a guest and I couldn't appear rude. I see it is on BBC2 NI ar 6:30 today, which I've marked. It's not on BBC2 London today. Thanks for the comments about the irises.

Keego Keego 22 May 2011 22:23:25

Beautiful Iris Rachel I am looking forward to seeing a bit of the Chelsea coverage I have introduced Iris's to my garden for the first time this year and am becoming a big fan


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