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    Thanks @Mike Allen and @ARMANDII . I do have a few of my own but have also nabbed some from my parent's garden too, nothing posh....but it's a start!!:biggrin:
     
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      Bearded Iris aren't posh!:dunno::nonofinger: but, as you know, they just command attention when they're flowering and you can propagate new ones from the old rhizomes so any Iris is a Star in it's own right.:love30::heehee:
       
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        I must get back to you @ARMANDII about propagating them....never attempted, bulb, corn or rhinzome before but would love to give it a try.:dbgrtmb:
         
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        Easy, peasy, no skill needed, (otherwise I wouldn't be able to do it:dunno:), just a sharp knife.

         
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          I divided the Iris every 3 or 4 years and the Doddington method is also to use a sharp knife to cut the new rhizomes that have leaf from the main one while leaving it in the soil. They have Bearded Iris that have been in the same bed for years, when the old rhizome stops flowering due to it's age they cut it from the other linked rhizomes, remove it, throw it away, and leave the others undisturbed.
          I differ slightly in that I grow all mine, as you know, in 7.5litre pots that are filled with a fast draining mix of compost, sand, and potting grit
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          The only difference really is that I can control the feeding timetable more easily and, being in a pot, they are easier to divide and I use the Doddington method of keeping the main rhizome undisturbed while removing the new rhizomes and potting them on. All the pots are numbered in each alphabetical row, along with the variety names and kept on a paper catalogue recording the details just in case I forget the names:dunno::scratch::doh::heehee:
           
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            Wow thanks for that @ARMANDII .....I will definitely give it a go ....best done after they have bloomed?
             
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              Yes, around late August/early September is best........which is when the commercial Iris growers start dividing and selling their stock.:cat-kittyandsmiley::coffee:
               
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                I notice that your rhizomes are set below the level of the compost. Do you find this is better, rather than having the rhizome sitting on the suface. Usually, the practice is for Iris bulbs to be plant under the suface and rhizomes on top. Just interested. Non critical.
                 
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                Actually, Mike, you are mistaken:dunno:, all of the rhizomes are planted above the compost mix as they need to be "baked" as much as possible by the Spring and Summer Sun. Rhizomes vary in size from large to fairly small and possibly that is why you missed seeing them. Bearded Iris rhizomes are susceptible to rot if left to lie in water and don't need watering very much, which is why mine are resting on the surface of a fast draining mixture of Compost, sand, and potting grit.

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                I don't have many other types of Iris that have bulbs as food reservoirs, possibly two but I don't think any more than that.:scratch:
                 
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                  My mistake. From the picture angle the rhizomes weren't visible.
                   
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                    Only got several hundred litres of Jacks Magic and JAB MPC left, plus loads of seed and cutting compost.

                    In case there's a repeat of the mad buying up of everything gardening again next Spring, I bought 1,200 litres of JAB MPC and will get a bootbload of Jacks Magic later this week.

                    Also want to get all my seeds purchsed well in time.

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                    P.S. I could probably get myself an extra litre or two of compost if I swept my boot out!
                     
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                        I got back from Chester today and found this box on the doorstep waiting for me.........
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                        It;s the Acer "Shin-Deshojo" which I pre-ordered on the 1st August and knew it would take a while to arrive. It arrived really well packed, in good condition and a lovely specimen........so I'm pleased to say the least.
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                        If you look at the last image you can see a large square red pot holding a Flowering Ribes and next to that is another large light brown pot which is actually empty, although it doesn't look like it, and that is where I plan to put the Acer although the final placing of the pot is yet to be decided over a Mug of Tea or two.:scratch::cat-kittyandsmiley::coffee:
                         
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                          Filled my boot with Jack's Magic today. Now got around 2,000 litres of composts ready for next year that will be stored in a polytunnel out of the rain.

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                          That doesn't look well packed. If it was inadvertantly upended, it would slide down smashing the branches.
                           
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                            My little Duranta variegated plug plant arrived today from Spain so we will decide where to plant it shortly. It is a fast grower and in my climate could flower and fruit at the same time.

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                            Now waiting for my plug plants to arrive from the UK ...

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                            Erysimum 'Pastel Patchwork' Perennial Wallflower

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                            Variegated Salvia 'Carumba' Perennial

                             
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