Early sum­mer beau­ties

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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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‘Lion King’

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