I was wrong both my Iris Sibirica do flower!

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  1. silu

    silu gardening easy...hmmm

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    Well for some years I have been convinced 1 of my clumps of Iris doesn't flower,(have a clump of dark blue and another lighter, the lighter 1 I moaned about not flowering). Both clumps are at the back of an herbaceous border and during the growing season I don't often venture close to the clumps. However today I did and helped by me having my specs on I discovered why no flowers on the paler blue Iris and no too many on the darker 1...SLUGS. I found over 30 flower stems munched through, so the poor thing has been wrongly accused...I almost feel guilty! I had no idea that Iris flower stems are a favourite for slugs but do now. Why oh why can't they eat the multitudinous leaves and spare me the odd flower? Battle is now commencing and the booze cupboard has been raided for some cans of beer. I don't like beer so I'm alright jack!,bad luck rest of the household. Hopefully my traps will work as I rarely resort to the blue pellets. What's odd is that I have a large collection of Hostas and they are rarely touched by our grey /fawn/black slimey "friends".I now know that my "friends" prefer Iris...grrrrrr.:gaah:
     
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      That's a shame Silu, I didn't think slugs touched Irises, they haven't been anywhere near mine.
       
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