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TB: First rz. package

From: "Jan Clark" <janclarx@hotmail.com>

Hi all,
Which is more exciting each year? The first iris bloom, or the first package 
of new iris rz's arriving in the post?
Today I got my first package for the year! Whoo-hoo.
It was from Graeme Grosvenor, and included a huge rz of LAVENDER PARK, and 
an even huger rz of RUSTLE OF SPRING. the latter is doing well in the test 
garden, and is a gorgeous looking y2000 intro. from RUSTLER X BOGOTA. It had 
2 fat, almost detatched increases, which I potted up seperately. He also 
threw in MUST UNITE, a big purple (HOLY NIGHT X LARRY GAULTER) y2000 intro.
With these was a collection of 8, with some fairly recent Grosvenor intro's 
and some 'Beatle's' irises (ABBEY ROAD, REVOLUTION)The only one I already 
had was EPICENTRE, which is malingering, so I hope my big new rz gets away 
to a good start.
I have potted up everything this morning and the 13 rz's filled 19 pots, by 
the time I pinched a few fat increases from the sides of some. In the past I 
have often lost these increase if left on the parent rz, and I usually have 
good success with these little side growths.
I should be cleaning the house for piano exams on Wednesday, so must go.
Cheers, Jan clark

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