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My container irises have finished flowering I wish to replant the wall hung container with something summer flowering.

Open to suggestions of replacement and how to save the iris bulbs for next spring.

Thank you

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 10,415

    Iris reticulata?  Assuming they still have leaves, remove them intact with as much root as possible and replant them into a pot.  Give them a feed and keep them watered as needed until the leaves die down naturally.  At that point you can stop watering and leave the pot somewhere sheltered and out of the way (eg under a bush.)  Bring it out next spring, water it and, with luck they'll flower again.  They aren't completely hardy in parts of the UK so there's always a chance you'll not see them again.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • thanks for the reply bob , sounds a plan might find room under staging in greenhouse or as you said under a bush.

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 35,520

    You'll get a few years out of them Sunnygardener. They tend to diminish over time though. I have mine in pots anyway, and once there are only a few left in each, I plant them out somewhere and let them take their chances.  

    Lovely though aren't they? image

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


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