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Thursday, 25 February 2016

Dwarf Irises


Iris reticulata is one of the very first irises to bloom in a year. It is a dwarf, bulbous type of iris with narrow leaves. It is native to Iran and Caucasus, but widely cultivated and spread in the temperate zone.
I have them in my rock garden and under the hydrangeas where they started popping out through the ivy groundcover.




Monday, 22 February 2016

The Heralds of Spring

15°C today. One of the warmest February ever. No wonder they rushed out...