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Dwarf iris reticulata

Dwarf iris reticulata (Iris reticulata)

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You can see the flow even better on this photo. The little irises I had in pots have now been planted in the garden but too few to make a stream.

22 Apr, 2014


I'm planting allium oreophillum between the iris at the moment. They are small pink alliums which I grew from seed I got from the SRGC seed exchange in 2012. I planted them the other day and they are all looking happy. I'm not sure if they will flower this year but I live in hope. I also have a pot of allium sikkimense given to me by a kind Goy friend which I will plant along with some I have grown from seed.

22 Apr, 2014


Good idea with the iris. With different coloured foliage you could create a picture.

13 May, 2014


Thank you Lindak. I should have made this bed narrower and built it up higher in some areas but I'm learning. I had so many plants which needed to be planted out and which I did not know enough about. I planted, using their need for sun or shade and their expected date of flowering, to try and get continuity of colour. It is always difficult to know when exactly a plant will flower after it settles in to the micro climate of the garden. I have tried to use foliage with lots of different textures. I have a problem of knowing how much each plant will spread. Another problem I'm experiencing is knowing the difference between weeds and seedling plants. I would like to save the seedlings but I definitely do not want to keep the weeds. Shepherds purse seems to be everywhere this year.

13 May, 2014


We have a problem up here with a small round leaved weed that has minute flowerheads and they spread everywhere.
At this moment in time I constantly hoe and seem to have nearly eradicated it from my garden, but I have to keep at it.

14 May, 2014


It is not Shepherds Purse (Capsella bursa pastoris)
which I have its Hairy Bittercress (Cardamine hirsuta). They are both edible see
The latter has long pods of seeds the former flattened seed heads. They are both from the Mustard family. I will not be giving either of them space in the garden if I can help it.

14 May, 2014


I love your bed, Scotsgran and the blue river of iris is lovely.

Hairy bittercress is one of the few things I pull up the minute I identify it. It gets everywhere! I also get loads of speedwell. I don't mind that in the grass, actually, because it's such a pretty blue when it flowers, but in the beds it's awful, and never seems to get to the pretty stage!

4 Jul, 2014


Thank you Melchisedec. The Iris has long gone but the flowers just keep coming. At the moment it is alliums and other alpine/rock garden plants. It is taking me so long to edit my photos to be able to upload them. I will get round to it soon.

4 Jul, 2014

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