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Author Topic: AGS/SRGC Hexham Show  (Read 18811 times)

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Re: AGS/SRGC Hexham Show
« Reply #45 on: April 04, 2007, 08:36:31 AM »
I love the dark blue Iris suaveolens - does anyone know whose plant this is?  It seems an improved superior colour to violacea which I have and find rather muddy. 
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Re: AGS/SRGC Hexham Show
« Reply #46 on: April 04, 2007, 09:52:58 PM »
I'm pretty sure the Iris was shown by Darren Sleep.

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Re: AGS/SRGC Hexham Show
« Reply #47 on: April 04, 2007, 09:58:41 PM »
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Nice to see some of Boydie's plants...he is such a fantastic grower, though heaven knows how he manages to grow such good stuff when he is overun by those cats of his, you'd wonder anything survived those 'puddy tats'.... wonder what state his curtains are in?

I am reliably informed that David Boyd's puddy tats (cats) are not shredding the  new curtains, nor, indeed, any of the furniture... it may be that they are giving the carpets a bit of a hammering, though!! :P


The Iris suaveolens violacea is Darren's, so perhaps  Martin is right and the lovely blue version IS his, too?
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Re: AGS/SRGC Hexham Show
« Reply #48 on: April 04, 2007, 10:05:36 PM »
Hi again, it's nice to see all the pictures - I recognise most of the plants! Here are a few that caught my eye.
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Re: AGS/SRGC Hexham Show
« Reply #49 on: April 04, 2007, 10:50:37 PM »
I'm pretty sure the Iris was shown by Darren Sleep.
The show was great and I agree with the comments above on that lovely Iris pumila. There was also a nice Iris suaveolens rubromarginata on the bench, with more blue/purple flowers than my 'violacea' and red margins to the leaves. 

The splendid Iris suaveolens violaceae that won a trophy was Darren's.  But the dark blue one, re-reading Darren's comment, was I s. rubromarginata and wasn't his.  Own up someone, who's is it?
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Re: AGS/SRGC Hexham Show
« Reply #50 on: April 05, 2007, 08:26:54 AM »
Hi Sue
isn't that Iris attica really Iris iberica ssp elegantissima?
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Re: AGS/SRGC Hexham Show
« Reply #51 on: April 05, 2007, 09:53:57 AM »
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isn't that Iris attica really Iris iberica ssp elegantissima?

I think it is Iris iberica ssp elegantissima shown as I. attica in Sue's post « Reply #41 on: April 03, 2007, 11:37:10 AM »on page 3 of this thread
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Re: AGS/SRGC Hexham Show
« Reply #52 on: April 05, 2007, 12:08:11 PM »
I am innocent - I just copied down what I thought the label said! I make no claims at all to know about irises and will happily take your word for the correct name! I don't know whose plant it was as it was at the back of the bench and I couldn't see the card.
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Re: AGS/SRGC Hexham Show
« Reply #53 on: April 05, 2007, 12:32:33 PM »
Hi Sue, Ardaby, Maggi et al,

I took photos of the labels as well as the plants, and the iris in question was labelled as Iris iberica.  So now who's right I wonder?  It was stunning whatever it is and certainly caught my eye as it did Sue's because we both took a photo of it.  I didn't photograph the name labels on the whole though, so don't know the owner of this gem.
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Re: AGS/SRGC Hexham Show
« Reply #54 on: April 05, 2007, 02:17:31 PM »
Life gets too complicated at times  ::)

There are THREE irises on the show bench -
1. Post #36 Pic 5 is Iris suaveolens violacea which is Darren's.   
2. Post #41 Pic 5 is Iris ibirica elegantissima
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3. Post #42 Pic 3 an unusually coloured dark blue Iris suaveolens. 
I've already got 1 & 2 but I'd really like 3 but I can't find out whose it is, so I'll go and lie down in a darkened room and wait for Saturday, when I hope I might meet the plant at Cleveland show where all will be revealed. 

But in the meantime, anyway, thanks to all those who took the pics!
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