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richard.spicer.7906

St Albans based, career changer and studying Horticulture. Bulb addict, South African plant fan and converted succulent lover

Iris 'Eye Catcher' syn. Iris reticulata 'Eye Catcher'

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richard.spicer.7906

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

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jyotu

#beautiful

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kathy

Very apt name

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auricula

I didn’t realise the outer petals were termed falls - I always learn something from your posts🥰

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rachelbrooks

Oh look Sue! The ‘tongue bits’ are called falls! 😆😆😉 @lilybee that’s a lovely one Rich 💜💙💛

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alysha

Gorgeous for sure 😍 @richard.spicer.7906

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pelly

Ohhhhhhhh that's beautiful 💙💛

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lilybee

Well you learn something every day on here! 😊 @rachelbrooks

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telswirld

Gorgeous

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Hayley.R

😍

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sherrisgarden

Gorgeous flower !!

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bandicoot

Lovely flower and photo 😁👍

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2017
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richard.spicer.7906

I love the colour combo of white, yellow and blue on my Iris reticulata 'Eye Catcher' - my top favourite at the moment 😀

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richard.spicer.7906

#Iris #iris-reticulata #irisreticulataeyecatcher

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nessas

Oh Rich you are going to have to stop this all yours are going on my wish list 😂😂

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juliesgarden

Mine too Nessa 😍🤣

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juliesgarden

@nessas

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bigemrg

Oh wow! What a stunner Richard! Another one for the wishlist! 😀

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debs69

Pretty pretty 🤗

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gjones

That's a pretty one!

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plants

Lovely 😀🌿💙

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Naomi126

Ditto @bigemrg ⬆👌👀📸👌📝👌

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christineb

Gorgeous

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brightcolours

Loving all your iris!!

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2017
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richard.spicer.7906

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.

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richard.spicer.7906

#Iris #iris-reticulata #irisreticulataeyecatcher

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jacaranda

I've never grown #iris Rich @richard.spicer.7906 but your enthusiasm for these gorgeous bulbs has piqued my interest 😂😘

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juliesgarden

I think Sue catcher in an apt description rick , fabulous 💙💙

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Andreamarie

Stunning!

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nej

Beautiful

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helsrh

Gorgeous 💛

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struddles

Fabulous👌👌

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marypoppins3000

Love these!

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atomica

Where did you get them from? We have zero irises and I'm in love with these and the "storm" ones too. But where do you find these beauties? 😂

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angiecrazycatlady

I can see how they got their name.....Beautiful 😄

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pelly

Beautiful Richard, absolutely beautiful. 💙💙 @richard.spicer.7906

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richard.spicer.7906

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

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Hellebore

Fantastic idea. I didn't think about putting them in pots and just planted out about 100 new bulbs 😩

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Keely

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 👍

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nessas

Brilliant information Rich am I right that you have put the grit on top of the compost as well as mixing it in the compost? Could you just enlighten me on that bit please 😊

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richard.spicer.7906

Oh no @Hellebore , well not to worry. They will still look great and if you get any more then you can always consider the pot option next time 😉

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richard.spicer.7906

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 🤔)

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richard.spicer.7906

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.

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mikethegardener

@richard.spicer.7906 @keely I've got Iris 'Lady Beatrix Stanley' also done in pots for exactly the same reason. These little gems get lost &/or damaged in the garden.

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nessas

Ahhh thank you Rich I am doing mine this Friday I do do mine in pots but will add hort sand to them this year and the grit on top thank you for your help 😊👌🏻

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Hellebore

I've not planted all of them yet but I'll need to get some terracotta pots 😆

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brightcolours

Excellent collage of the process.

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brightcolours

#collage #eyecatcher #terracotta #grit #drainage

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