irises

Iris Reticulata ‘Pauline’

Reading time 7 minutes

In an exciting new development, the following post can now be enjoyed as a podcast as well as in text and photographs. Cultivars of […]

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February Flowers

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It’s that time of year when galanthophiles (the polite name for snowdrop bores) start to bombard social media with images of their pearly-white treasures. […]

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Action Stations!

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One can be excused for inactivity during January – after all, Christmas is exhausting – but with the arrival of February the garden begins […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Iris bucharica AGM

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Despite being a plantaholic, the existence of certain plants eludes me. Then, all of a sudden, a ‘new’ discovery will burst onto the scene, […]

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Great Dixter Spring Plant Fair 2017

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  Every visit to Great Dixter is a treat, but when the additional carrot of a plant fair is dangled in front of my […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Iris confusa

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Iris confusa: bamboo iris, 扁竹蘭 As the fig, olive and bay have matured, our seaside garden has become partly shaded. Where once plants basked […]

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My Top Spring Bulbs 2016

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For the last two months our seaside garden has been ablaze with spring bulbs. Even if I do say so myself, this year’s display […]

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How to Create a Spring Bulb Theatre

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One can never plant too many spring-flowering bulbs. However tedious the chore may seem in late summer and autumn, planting spring bulbs is one […]

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