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Posted: Yesterday at 00:06

I bought a couple of my irises from the Range, Desert Echo (yellow) , Night Owl (purple) both scented and rebloomers and some tree lillies Laron, when they were 3 packs for a fiver. They have all grown brilliantly and this year l divided the irises for the first time, they never died down over winter cause it was so mild and were massive. The babies are nice and leafy and might flower later this summer. Oklahoma Bandit and my white/ blue veined Immortality iris l bought from Otter Nurseries, our localish garden centre. My favourite GC only in Devon though, so not much use for you in Essex Aym. Do you have a decent GC near you that might sometimes have rarieties/ special deals? Otter does deals early March for irises potted up rooted rizomes in 1L pots, 2 for six quid or £3.99 each. I've never bought from T and M, l know they're not much liked on this forum. My son had tried to order me a peony l admired from them but they changed the delivery time from April to end of August so he got a refund instead and bought me a very healthy multi budded Bowl of Beauty peony from B and Q, can't wait to see it in bloom.

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Posted: 23/05/2016 at 20:59

Aym did that frilly poppy come as a potted plant or in a pack of bareroots? It's truly stunning and I want one  very much. It is a perennial oriental type isn't it? My Honeybells are in their third year. I had 7 but 2 got damaged by me and my trowel so I'll get some more this autumn. The Night Owl iris smells like lilac blossoms and vanilla. The Oklahoma Bandit was a reduced bareroot but it was firm and chunky so I thought I'd give it a chance. Could you really chuck out your beardies? Give them one more year, just lift them after they've flowered and replant with plenty of grit underneath, give them some fbb and chop the leaves quite short and let the sun power them up.

Titchmarsh oin Chelsea FS 2016 Compost Heap?

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 19:46

I've put all of this year's Chelsea coverage on series link so I can ff all the bibble babble and just look at the gardens and the plants. There does seem to be a lot of presenters this year though. I like Monty, Carol, Rachel, don't mind Toby or James. However when Joe Swift was chatting to Anne Marie Powell I couldn't grab the remote quick enough, their voices just set my teeth on edge. Watching Diarmond Gavins creation made me feel nauseous with all those spinning trees. I'm looking forward to the artisan gardens the most and to see what Andy Sturgeon and Chris Beardshaw have designed.

Hosta ID please.

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 19:10

Thanks Hosta for having a guess , I'll pot into a nice clay pot and nurture it a while and see what it looks like when it's bigger.                                                           

Punkdoc, I too thought that!                                             

PP the dead dudes my mates ex, that's what happens to lying cheats round these parts! No seriously his names Ed the Head and he's been with me for years and years.

rose bush has no buds

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 17:20

I have this very same rose and as yet no buds either. It is one of my later to get started roses, but is so worth the wait. So don't worry it'll get there in the end.

Hosta ID please.

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 17:15

Hi , I bought this my first ever Hosta on Saturday from a charity sale. I would be chuffed if anyone could identify the variety for me . I've had a look online but couldn't be certain, it looked a little like one called Francee. Thankyou.

My flowers ..

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 17:06

Love this petunia.

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Posted: 23/05/2016 at 17:05

Beautiful Honeybells , they really do smell of honey.

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Posted: 23/05/2016 at 17:03

Iris 'Night Owl' if only you could smell it , it's lovely

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Posted: 23/05/2016 at 16:58

My new bearded iris 'Oklahoma Bandit'. Well planted  last spring , but had stem sliced off during a half drunk game of rounders.

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