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Help and advice needed... I am an avid (not always successful gardner) I have just rescued x3 iris bulb/rhimazones from being dug up by the local council. I notice them every spring they are spectacular purple/blue flowers. They were digging them up and there were 3 bits left on the pavement x2 with cut down green leaves and x1 rhimazone left discarded on the pavement. They are now in my sandwich bag on my desk, having read various articles I know they need full sun and shallow planting but mug questions can they be planted in pots? Most of my garden is is part shade so I had planned to pot them up as I also have no where to plant them right now? Any help /advice would be great fully received


  • addictaddict Posts: 659

    No reason why not image Make sure you use  John Innes rather than multipurpose compost as they need free draining soil. Plant so the rhizome is still visible on the top of the soil. 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,025

    I suppose there's always the chance that they were removing the older central rhizomes and planting out the newer younger growth to re-invigorate the planting?

    Scroll down to Dividing and Transplanting


    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 53,924

    Stacey - I've frequently had Iris in pots, and have several just now. Always worth sticking them in and then just see what happens.

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Stacey DochertyStacey Docherty Posts: 1,759

    Thank you all for your advice.... I ended up planting them in the front grass by my wild bit cause it gets tons off sun and the soil is very free draining. I have watered them in and am now going to leave them they grew so wonderfully in the neglected spot where they were. Don't think the council even knows they are there!!!! May take a look for more to save them Tuesday!!!!!

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