20/02/19 - Dwarf Iris Update - Iris reticulata ‘Eye Catcher’ - one of my favourite of the dwarf iris, flowers usually before the foliage appears and has these lovely blue infused centres with yellow markings on the falls. Simply eye catching 😉👌🏼 #iris #iris-reticulata #irisreticulataeyecatcher
My pot of Iris reticulata 'Eye Catcher' have finally opened. One of my favs 😍💛💙. You can just see in the middle the stray yellow flower of Iris reticulata 'Amazing' which I've been told is a rare chance of finding as some slipped up in circulation and are not actually commercially available yet to my knowledge.
Some pics from my #iris #bulb planting at the weekend. Having tested some other small dwarf flowering bulbs last winter in #pots, I was really pleased with the results of each display. I think the smaller tiny bulbs look much better this way rather than being lost in big borders. This one is a rather nice looking Iris reticulata hybrid, and I've used a John Innes 3 soil based compost with a bit of extra horticultural grit mixed in 🤓 #bulbs-advice #bulbplantingtime #tip #advice-iris #bulbs #iris
Mine are going in pots too this year instead of dotted around too much trouble digging them up in summer again and like you said got a bit lost, just putting bluebells and dafs in borders with wallflowers for spring colour 👍
I know what you mean @Keely - with all the bulbs in the ground I tend to find it starts becoming a mind field when digging over the soil and then I damage them. I'll reserve the pots for the little ones, and occasionally special ones 😊 (I've got some little daffs in a pot too somewhere 🤔)
Yes that's right @nessas 👌🏼👍🏼 - the compost I bought already had a little grit in it but I've added a touch of Hort sand and extra grit mixed in, then added the grit on top purely for decorative effect. Although hopefully will help keep snails and slugs at bay too.