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      Welcome to Seagate Nurseries Home to Seagate Irises . Welcome to Seagate Nurseries COVID-19 UPDATE. Due to government restrictions we are NOT able to reopen on Monday 1st March 2021 We will update our opening times as soon as we are allowed. ​ If you plan on visiting please adhere to the regulations and respect our signage and guidance when arriving at the nursery. ​ Please do not visit if you feel unwell or are showing symptoms of Covid-19. ​ Please follow us on social media for updates and share us when possible. We will be sharing regular photos. Keep safe and hope to see you soon Chris & Kate ​ ​ ​ ​ Photo taken 11th May 2020 Mail Order... Helianthemum - Henfield Brilliant click here to Shop ​ We are closed and will reopen when government restrictions allow. Out of season times can be arranged by appointment. Please contact us to arrange. ​ ​ The Nursery is situated on the A17 at Long Sutton, don't panic if you miss our entrance as we are between two roundabouts! ​ New ownership in 2018 means a lot has changed on the nursery, new and old customers will find our larger sales area packed with interesting and unusual plants to accompany the iris selection. ​ We are also attending plant fairs throughout East Anglia, details of these events shall be kept up to date on this page and shared on our social media. ​ The Nursery is closed to the public until government restrictions allow us to reopen. Out of season appointments can be made please contact us to arrange. CLOSED - due to COVID 10am - 5pm Monday to Saturday 10am - 4pm Sunday ​ Please do not hesitate to visit us in flowering season to see the flowers up close in our stock beds. We also have a wide range of choice perennial plants and potted Iris for sale throughout the season. ​ Iris flowering season starts with the Dwarf Bearded varieties in late March and continues through to the Tall Bearded varieties in late May/early June. ​ If you would like to speak to Chris or Kate, please see our contact pa ge. Perennial plants being added to the sales area daily! ​ ​ Follow us on social media No upcoming events at the moment Some photos taken at Seagate Instagram New s Feed

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    • Iris Growing Advice | Seagate Nurseries

      Iris Growing Advice Tall, bearded irises like a well-drained soil in full sun all day. The ground should be clean and deeply dug with well-rotted manure incorporated into the lower spit. Spent mushroom compost or good garden compost are fine, not peat (pH 7 to 7.5 is best). Most of the iris family are deep-rooted and should be planted about 15" to 18" apart (38 to 45cm) with the rhizomes of bearded irises lying at the surface and, in the case of bare-rooted plants, with the roots spread out and sloping down into the soil. The leaves should be trimmed to six to eight inches (15 to 20 cm) and the roots well firmed into the soil. This prevents wind rock while the roots are developing. They should be watered in and not allowed to dry out for the first few weeks, allowing the roots to get started. After that they will only need watering in prolonged dry spells and once or twice after flowering. Leave them exposed to winter frosts and don’t cut the leaves down. You may be reducing the production of next year’s flowers. Simply keep them clean and tidy by removing old and brown leaves and tip the leaves that may collect leaf spot, etc. Cut flower stalks down to 4”/10cm after flowering. Do not cover the rhizomes or they will rot. They should be planted within two weeks of arrival, preferably as soon as possible. If you have purchased pots, simply fork over the ground and dig a hole in your prepared bed and place some garden compost in the bottom. Knock the plant out of the pot and place it in the hole with the rhizome level with the soil surface. Water it in. If you have bought a plant in flower it should be staked until you wish to cut off the flower stalk - at about 4ins/10cm. Some varieties do not rush into growth after flowering and may remain dormant for some time, even a year or so. As long as the rhizome is firm and hard it will wake up eventually and start into growth again in the spring, but it is unlikely to flower again for another year. After flowering, if you wish, they may be fertilised with any garden product – rose or tomato fertiliser or blood, fish and bone . You may find that some plants are smaller than expected. This can occur for two reasons. Firstly, the season may be late and so the plants have not grown so fast or, secondly, the variety may have small rhizomes anyway. In either case, do not worry. The plants will soon catch up and those with smaller rhizomes will still flower as well as the bigger ones. New roots will rapidly appear. Remember to water them in and, if there is a dry spell, again after a week or so. In the unlikely event that one of our plants fails within two weeks of purchase we will gladly replace it. After that time the problem will be in your garden. We can give no guarantee that a plant will flower in any particular season. We usually find that failing plants are due to: a) Planting the rhizome below ground level b) Planting in shade c) Planting in wet ground d) Cutting off the leaves or covering in winter e) Keeping under glass in the winter - they should be in the open. Generally, our climate provides too much rain, rather than too little, hence the need for a well-drained soil to reduce the chance of rotting. Irises come from a harsh environment and do not need top dressing. By adding coarse grit to the soil the drainage is improved and the ground can be regularly tilled to keep down weeds, the main enemy of irises. The weeds use the nutrients, keep the essential sun and wind from the rhizomes and induce disease by reducing air circulation. The same applies to other border plants growing too close to the irises. Give irises plenty of elbow room. After a few years they will become crowded and flower less prolifically. They should be lifted any time after flowering and before the first frosts of autumn. The rhizome should be broken or cut into sections of new growth ready for replanting, discarding the old parent rhizome. Please Note: The heights and seasons in our plant list refer to those that we find occur here in South Lincolnshire. You may find variations according to your soil, care and climate. Reblooming is not guaranteed.

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