How to plant irises

In this video guide, Monty Don takes you through how to plant both bare-root and pot-grown irises.

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Monty Don shows you how to plant irises – using both bare-root and containerised bearded irises – as he adds apricot-pink Iris ‘Carnaby’ to his Cottage Garden at Longmeadow. Full of tips on where best to plant them, how to position them in the soil, and why to cut down the foliage, this short video clip takes you through the process step by step.