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One of My Iris Borders

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By Siris


One of My Iris Borders (Iris germanica (Orris))

The Orange Iris is supposed to be Border Bearded, Maid of Orange 24", but the stems vary from 30" to 35 " so I am not sure. Bought years ago in a packet from a DIY store.



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Beautiful and I love the tops on the canes. Corks?

13 May, 2017

 

Thorney, The corks ....most accidents happen at home! I nearly poked my eye out, years ago but looking down to see a plant and cutting my self on the end of a cane, luckily missing my eye, but only by millimetres. Now I put corks on the end of all canes. I might add, friends collect and give me their corks, in case you might think we have an alcohol problem.

13 May, 2017

 

That's so pretty ... love the comment re how you obtain the corks ... hic!

14 May, 2017

 

Recycling the corks,Shirley. I staked lots of Iris after the rain we had Friday night as they were toppling with the weight of the wet flower heads.

14 May, 2017

 

Wonderful collection.

14 May, 2017

 

lol...alcohol problem! :) funny! I was just going to say that the smell must be absolutely wonderful around there Siris!

14 May, 2017

 

Looking good Siris

I did know someone when I had the allotment and they used ping pong balls on the end of canes and all I will say Siris is he did play table tennis !! lol

Gg

14 May, 2017

amy
Amy
 

A fabulous collection Sue .....

14 May, 2017

 

beautiful border :O)

14 May, 2017

 

Yes Gg, I have heard about ping pong balls, but not as discreet as corks, of course you can buy green cane toppers.

14 May, 2017

 

he sprayed them green

Gg

15 May, 2017

 

That's going to a lot of trouble.

15 May, 2017

 

Good idea about the corks for the end on canes, Canes are dangerous as you say...at least they are more visible with an end stopper of some sort. This is a lovely selection of Irises.

22 May, 2017

 

Thank you, Linda, but a week on, it is in tatters with all the torrential rain and a couple of hail storms. The ground was white with ice pieces. In mid May!!

22 May, 2017

 

Oh no...oh thats so heartbreaking Sue. What a terrible bit of bad luck with the weather. :( Hope it all gets better for you now.

22 May, 2017

 

Lovely sunny day today. I just wasn't prepared for the change in conditions. You must know all about inclement weather, in Scotland.

22 May, 2017

 

Oh...indeed we do!

22 May, 2017



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