3 Review (s)

  1. Tamara Korobeinikova, city of Izhevsk

    Many flower lovers grow irises - elegant and relatively unpretentious plants. I loved them too. Only last year they bloomed beautifully, but this year they upset. It seems that I did not change the care regimen ... What is the reason?

    • Summerman, gardener and gardener (anonymous)

      It has long been concluded that the flowering of irises will be so lush and beautiful, as well as the plant was courted after flowering a year earlier.
      Now I always delete the "worked out" peduncles and the yellow leaves that began to turn yellow. They draw on themselves the nutrients that the roots will need in winter. Approximately in 4 weeks after flowering I feed plants with a phosphorus-potassium mixture at the rate of 15 g per 5 L of water. This is the norm on the bush. Once in 3-4, I submerge the land under the iris with chalk, ash or lime, because on acidic soil they, first, bloom worse, and secondly, are more often infected with bacteriosis.
      After flowering I am engaged in the division of the overgrown bushes. Sections on the roots immediately sprinkled with ashes, before the planting I sub-dry a couple of days.
      Even before the onset of cold weather, I cover the rhizomes with straw or peat. At one time used for this sawdust. But they gradually turn into a solid mass, which poorly passes the air. Sometimes this leads to rotting of the roots.
      Svetlana PLATONENKO, Kursk

  2. Anastasia Valentinovna PONOMAREVA, Yaroslavl Region,

    Irises refuse to bloom
    Irises are quite common plants in suburban areas. And if you choose the right varieties, then you can achieve flowering for two months. But there are times when irises completely refuse to bloom. We will analyze what causes this.
    Firstly, the landing is too deep, in which the “back of the rhizome” is covered with earth and does not warm up by the sun. Plant the rhizomes so that the root neck protrudes from the ground by a third. Otherwise, the plant will increase the tops, leaving nothing for flowering.
    Secondly, irises are a culture that is characterized by rapid growth and after 3-4 years they are so tightly pressed together that there is no room for flower stalks. Therefore, every 3-4 years, it is necessary to carry out division and seating.
    Thirdly, this culture loves a lot of light and if it is not enough, then the flowering can not wait.
    Fourth, wintering conditions also have a great influence on flowering. So, for example, Siberian irises can not be harbored, and bearded ones are required. Shelter time is also important, if you shelter late, then the irises freeze, early - they can lock up.
    And finally, there is now a huge variety of varieties of irises, and before you buy a new variety, take an interest in its requirements for growing conditions. For example, all the same Siberian irises prefer acidic soils, but for the bearded - this is inevitable death.
    All varieties of gladioli are “encrypted” with three-digit numbers. The first figure indicates the size of the flower: from 1 - small to 6 - giant. The second digit characterizes the color: 0 - white, 1 - yellow, 2 - orange, 3 - salmon, 4 - pink, 5 - red, 6 - raspberry, 7 - lilac, 8 - violet-blue, 9 - chestnut. The third digit determines the color saturation - from pale to dark. In plain varieties, it is even, and in varieties with a stain, hatching or border on the petals, it is odd.


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