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Photo for Gnarly -g June 2015

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Photo for Gnarly -g June 2015 (Bearded Iris)

A photo of Bearded Iris 'Royal Snowcap' at Gombault Irises, when I visited in June 2015. Sorry didn't purchase this one.



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oooohh very nice , bought this one today !!! and a couple of others.

Arrive July , so plenty of time to cut the lawn out and prepare the soil ready.

thanks for posting (LOOKS STUNNING) did try looking for sale in the UK but no luck so France it was.

Gg

10 Jan, 2016

 

That's the most beautiful one I've ever seen - how did you resist it?

10 Jan, 2016

 

Stera, I resisted because I had already spent my pocket money!!! Ha ha.
Gnarly, You won't find as good a selection in the uk. I had already put in an order with Gombault Iris garden in Jan. 2015 and visited in June. Only a small Iris business, but delightful owners, really helpful and the plants I ordered arrived in good condition. I hope your order is as successful, seeing that you have already put them in 'Your Garden' !! I await the flowering of my 2015 s with impatience.

10 Jan, 2016

 

" seeing that you have already put them in 'Your Garden' "

Siris you made me laugh

Hope you like my selection, and thats my xmas ££ spent well nearly just 4 delphiniums and thats me done for this year.

more swaps as well in a couple of years

Gg

10 Jan, 2016

 

Ah but! Gg, my 2015 Gombault Iris purchases are growing in my real garden already, put in about July. Am hopeful to post My real photos of them this year into my Gou virtual garden.
Like your choices, hope they will do well for you. Think you must have got the bug, making a dedicated border.

11 Jan, 2016

 

Hi Siris

Thank you ... not a bug but a cracker of a spot for them on the open plant front gardens where I live , dont want it looking messy as its between mine and next door ....

You will have to let me know how you breed them , that will be a good read.
Dayliys I have learnt from Wylie & Simbad how to breed my own and fab tips off them both,

LooK forward to your photo's

Gg

11 Jan, 2016

 

If you are thinking of breeding them, you need to be young! They take ages. And the first requirement, two compatable flowers, to open at the same time. You might be lucky.
Intermediates are usually sterile.
Dwarfs will cross with Talls ,but usually flower earlier. Pollen will sometimes keep a short while in the fridge, wrapped in cling film.
'Selfs' can be produced, but the male and female parts on the same flower are designed to prevent this.
I wrote a tongue in cheek blog in 2014 about hydridizing Iris. There is an American Iris nursery called Winterberry, with an excellent web site on hybridising. Also if you google allthingsplants, Iris, it tells you their ancestry and also if they have produced offspring.
First you have to produce seed, good luck! G-g.

12 Jan, 2016

 

thank you ...

12 Jan, 2016



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