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10/06/2013 at 19:17

our irises flowered and were stunning, but the petals almost immediately started going brown and curling up at the tips.

any ideas?

10/06/2013 at 21:50

Have you had the strong sunshine that everyone but those of us who live in Norfolk have had?  Many flowers are late this year, and now the sunshine is here it's a bit too much for some of them - they'll be better in a normal year - whatever that is 

11/06/2013 at 19:53


yes it was lovely last week. gutted! so I can either have sun or irises!

weirdly, I have just noticed today that it's only the second flower (to come out) on each stem which is affected. 

03/07/2013 at 11:15


Hemerocallis flowed on Sunday and lasted about 36 hours before turning into a crinkled brown mess! Sunday was VERY hot and our garden in a sun trap... but 36 hours!

03/07/2013 at 12:23

Hmerocallis are also called Day Lilies as the individual flowers normally only last a day.

03/07/2013 at 17:06

we did wonder whether that was why, and assumed it couldnt possibly be!


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