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Jun 1, 2018 8:52 AM CST
North Wales Uk
can any one tell me what's wrong with them brown leaf's ,am new to this garden lark so I know nothing thanks
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Jun 1, 2018 5:36 PM CST
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
Region: Australia Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Seed Starter
Welcome! hellpmaggie,

Your irises are Dutch Irises. When the flowers age and die, the foliage will turn brown and die too and then the bulbs go into dormancy for a few months. There are some dead flowers in your photo and I suspect they are the ones that have the brown foliage.

Some nurseries who sell Dutch Irises also provide information about to grow them. For example:
https://www.easytogrowbulbs.co...

This one mentions using Blood and Bone in Autumn
https://www.tesselaar.net.au/g...

This one recommends applying Bone Meal during the bloom period.
https://www.doityourself.com/s...
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Jun 2, 2018 4:38 PM CST
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
Region: Australia Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Seed Starter
Thankyou for the acorn Arlyn @crowrita1 Green Grin!
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Jun 2, 2018 7:41 PM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Beekeeper Region: Illinois Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I tip my hat to you.
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Jun 3, 2018 3:30 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Irises Region: Ukraine Garden Procrastinator Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: California Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals
@helpmaggie ~ Welcome! to the Iris forum! Hurray!
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Jun 3, 2018 5:14 PM CST
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
Region: Australia Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Seed Starter
Thankyou for the acorn Mary and Evelyn Green Grin!
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Jun 4, 2018 11:01 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Irises Region: Ukraine Garden Procrastinator Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: California Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals
Robin ~ You are Welcome!
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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