Posted: 22/02/2017 at 20:44
Lovely frits Iamweedy. I'm always intending to get some of those
That will be beautiful when it all spreads and you get really good coverage LP.
Hi Cloggie- yes, the reticulata Irises don't usually have a very long lifespan. If you get three or four years out of them, that's pretty average. Mine are in pots and each pot has fewer flowers than last year and the year before, so it doesn't look good. I'll probably put them into a border after flowering and just let them get on with it there, and then I'll buy more bulbs in autumn for the pots. If they're planted in a border, it doesn't matter quite so much if you have fewer flowers year on year, but in a pot it's a bit more of an issue.
I love them because they flower so early and provide a nice burst of colour. They're usually earlier than the crocus and so trouble free