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awomanonabike

When I'm not on my bike, you'll find me in my organic-ish garden in #Cumbria. Favourite plants? Wisteria, hellebores, paeonies, philadelphus...

Iris 'Spot On' syn. Iris reticulata 'Spot On'

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awomanonabike

19 Feb 2019 • This was the first of the #iris-reticulata to flower so is currently my favourite 💜🧡

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rachelbrooks

😂 makes sense 😉 well it is rather gorgeous 💜

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awomanonabike

I think the one on the left is striking a pose. Arabesque style? Arms over her head? No? Oh never mind 😉 *goes back to staring at clouds* @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

I can see her! 🙆🏻‍♀️👯‍♀️👍🏼😉

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richard.spicer.7906

Another beauty 😍💜

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pelly

It's very lovely Jacqueline, enjoy your clouds 💜💜

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awomanonabike

🙌 @rachelbrooks

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awomanonabike

I love the colours in this one and it’s so teeny @richard.spicer.7906

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awomanonabike

Thanks Jane @pelly

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ublaszko

This one was a variety I wanted to get last autumn but they were the first to go out of stock 😅😍😍

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awomanonabike

Take a look at http://pottertons.co.uk/pott/ Urszula that’s where I got mine from last year. It’s a wonderful little, specialist nursery 👍 @ublaszko

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ublaszko

That's it. I'm done for 😅😅

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awomanonabike

5 Feb 2019 • This opened this morning...”Let not death boast its conquering power. She’ll rise a star who died a flower”. Thinking of one #inspiring woman today @nessas who has left the most wonderful garden as a gift to her grieving family. Thinking of you 💜🌟

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

That’s beautiful...flower and verse..💜

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mich

That’s so lovely Jacqueline..such beautiful words for Vanessa 💜💔

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cee

What beautiful words @awomanonabike 💜

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pelly

Beautiful words Jacqueline, she was truly inspirational and a lot of my garden knowledge is thanks to her 💜😍

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Jasonsparkes1

Beautiful 😢

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lesliecole49

Oh dear, what has happened to our @nessas ? I can't find anything, I've missed too much.

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lovemygarden65

So lovely 💜💜💜

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juliesgarden

💜💜

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awomanonabike

Oh Leslie, I’m so sorry but Vanessa has died and it is her funeral today. 😢 @lesliecole49

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ada31514

😢what on earth. That’s sudden

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awomanonabike

Far too sudden and far too soon Angie @ada31514

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awomanonabike

22 Jan 19 • #NewShoots are so exciting 😃 #iris-reticulata

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rachelbrooks

Ooh that looks a fabulous colour already! 💜🖤💜

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awomanonabike

It’s very exciting isn’t it?! I’ve never grown these ones before... and wouldn’t be growing any if it weren’t for GardenTags peeps and Rich in particular 😘😘 @rachelbrooks @richard.spicer.7906 @ukgardentags

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rachelbrooks

Hmm 🤔 I think he was responsible for mine as well Jacq! Not that I mind...because they are rather lovely! 😉 @richard.spicer.7906

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awomanonabike

He’s a very responsible man 😉😂 @rachelbrooks @richard.spicer.7906

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ublaszko

I love these 💜💙💜 I got my first ones on the off chance from Waitrose and I've been in love with them ever since. For me, they're the harbringers of spring, not snowdrops 😍😍😍

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awomanonabike

Do you grow then in the ground Urszula or in pots? @ublaszko

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ublaszko

Both. 😂 Suprisingly, they did well in the ground last year although it's a sort of raised bed (I'm saying 'sort of' because someone just piled a layer of topsoil on top of builder's rubble and heavy clay 😂). I added lots of manure compost to improve drainage in the beds. I'm growing 2 new varieties in pots so I can see the colour first before I add them to the others.

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awomanonabike

😂😂 I have a bed like that 😉😂 It’s actually where I put some reticulated Iris that I had had in pots last year. No sign of them yet... @ublaszko

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ublaszko

😂😂 Mine seem to flower every other year but that's still good, considering the comments I've read about iris reticulata rotting away.

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awomanonabike

I will go and have another look as soon as I dare ❄️🥶❄️ @ublaszko

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ublaszko

Mine are opposite the kitchen window so I'll just wait with a hot cuppa 😉

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awomanonabike

13 Oct 18 • According to #pottertons this is a new variety 💜

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richard.spicer.7906

Also a lovely variety 👌🏼

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awomanonabike

I got a bit carried away. I was only going to get JS Dijt 🙄😂 @richard.spicer.7906

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