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IRIS AND DUCKLINGS

I had 51 photos to choose from this week.  Remember the slim pickings of January and February?  We've left that far behind. Up in the Knot garden the iris are really getting going, and a few lupins are starting to show some colour.   These pale yellow and white iris are a looking wonderful just now. I would love to know the proper names of all the iris, but mostly I don't.  In this case I ordered a variety called 'Latest Style' which is pale blue.  These came instead. This stunning lavender variety came from an open garden plant stall.  They had been dug up and dumped in a bin liner - no indication of colour even.  I took a chance on them and it worked out well. My second choice this week is these Centaurea montana.  On the left is 'Amethyst' and on the right is 'Jordy'.  I think I prefer the slightly brighter 'Amethyst'. I usually go for a more subtle colour scheme, but  I inherited this planting combination and I enjoy the bright splash of colo

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