12 July 2009 15:05:36
Last year my blue bearded irises were fabulous (even if i say so myself). They are flowering in one of the five 'garden' pictures that I have chosen as representing the best of my garden.
This year, however, I got very few flowers, indicating that it is time to divide them.
I started to dig them all up this morning, just as rain threatened. What big clumps! It's amazing to think that all these rhizomes came from one little tub that my son, Zachary bought about 10 years ago. It was heavy going, slicing the clumps up with the spade but replanting was easy as they don't go in deep. I had enough irises to spread into further flower beds than before. So I'm looking forward to a good display next spring.
And I kept 3 plants over and put them in pots to bring to the garden.ie get-together next Saturday. There is also one each for Cooper and Head Gardener.