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Re: Letter from England re: Weeds, Weather, and Woolworths

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: Letter from England re: Weeds, Weather, and Woolworths
  • From: "Jan Clark" <janclarx@hotmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 3 Jun 1998 16:08:09 -0600 (MDT)

>The little packets of dry bare-rooted rhizomes sometimes yield 
interesting results. For several years Woolworths sold these in packages 
labelled "Bicolour", with an unmistakable photograph of LORELEY on the 
front and when planted they turned out without exception to be MILDRED 

This is very interesting Anner. Visiting K.mart yesterday, I saw for the 
first time in a few years, iris in little packets. One labelled 'yellow 
shades' one 'pink shades' (a smooth, dog eared, pale plicata.)and one 
'Bicolour' with a picture of an attractive older style bicolour. I felt 
drawn to the latter, but didn't yield. Maybe I'll weaken next time? The 
pink I bought several years ago ended on the compost heap. Is 'LORELEY' 
pictured on the HIPS site?
BTW, Griff, I found the 'Miracle Grow' for my seedlings.
Jan Clark.

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