Early summer beauties
There’s still time to plant bulbs of early summer flowering Dutch iris and if you’re looking for something a bit different this pair might fit the bill. Thriving in any moist, well-drained soil in sun, they flower in June and July on 45cm (18in) stems. Both are excellent for border display or as a cut flower. Iris ‘Pink Panther’ is a lovely tone of pink, with a yellow flash. Price: £3.50/10, £14/50. From www.directbulbs.co.uk, tel: 01962 840038. Iris ‘Lion King’ has striking bronze and golden-yellow flowers and is priced at £2.75/10, £5.50/30. Visit www.gardens4you.co.uk, tel: 0808 234 7223.
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