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valjones-hughes

Time for a update. Been here for 5 years now so the garden is no longer brand new. It’s still windy, it’s still stony and I still have so many plans.

Iris 'Katharine Hodgkin' syn. Iris reticulata 'Katharine Hodgkin'

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valjones-hughes

I knew this would be out today - and just in time for #januaryblooms so back from my walk and ready for a photo shoot. Noooo ... who did this and another bud sheared off at the neck. Disappointed doesn’t come close. #iris-reticulata-katherinehodkins

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BillWatson

I have resident squirrels that do mine 😖😖

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lesliecole49

What the heck!?

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ublaszko

It's snails. I saw some happily munching on my dwarf irises last spring.

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pelly

Oh no 😠😠😠

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valjones-hughes

Prime suspects @ublasko with pigeons in second place. @BillWatson not seen any squirrels but I know they can do damage.

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pixierose

@valjones-hughes Oh my, such a shame 😢 such a pretty little flower.

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valjones-hughes

Between the vine weevil grubs and this it’s been a week for unwanted visitors @pixierose

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pixierose

@valjones-hughes It’s heartbreaking 💔 when you put your hard work into something only for it to be destroyed at its peak. Nematode time me thinks 🤔

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valjones-hughes

When the wish list becomes a reality. I think #irisreticulatakatharinehogdkin might be joined by more varieties next year #iris

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suerichards

What a gem 💎

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awomanonabike

Aren’t they wonderful and so easy to grow. I’d recommend www.pottertons.co.uk for a great selection and very personal service

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ublaszko

That's how it starts 😆😆😆 I bought one variety 3/4 years ago and now I have about 6 varieties and already thinking which ones to get for next spring 😂😂

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ublaszko

Good prices! A bit more expensive than Wilko 😉 but I wouldn't mind paying a fiver for some more unusual varieties. @awomanonabike

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valjones-hughes

I think I’ll be visiting there @awomanonabike @ublasko no Wilko for miles. I’m hooked!

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valjones-hughes

It looks as though we’re in for a grim Sunday weather-wise! Still I can’t complain after my week in the sun. Glad I got to check the garden when I arrived home yesterday. First year of growing these, inspired again by GardenTags! So pleased that I have. More varieties next year #irisreticulata #iriskatharinehodgkin

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juliesgarden

Morning Val...grim I’d definitely the right word here !, 🤣 have a fab day☺️🤗

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jyotu

Beautiful

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quinnedy

Beautiful .. just beautiful :)

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awomanonabike

They look wonderful. I’ve been inspired by GardenTags to grow Iris Reticulata too. So, so pretty, though I’ve only grown them in pots so far. I did plant last year’s but they haven’t reappeared...

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pelly

It's the same here, downright miserable Val, but those certainly brighten the day 💙💛💙

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lilybee

So pretty Val.

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david71

Very beautiful! 🙂👍

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quinnedy

There are some absolutely stunning Iris and Orchid plants in flower at the moment.. Just beautiful colour mixes. Well done :) .. Real head-turners :)

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quinnedy

Beautiful

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rachelbrooks

Gorgeous markings 💙💛💙

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valjones-hughes

I’ll keep my fingers crossed Jacqui @awomanonabike it can be a bit tricky, so many critters out there who think bulbs are for their benefit. Who can blame them really 😉

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