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As well as publishing an annual Review, the Group usually issues a cd which gives members a chance to exchange their photos and also to view plants and gardens they have seen during the year. I hope you will find them interesting.

This year we are grateful to Ron Killingsworth for sharing an extensive range of photos from the Louisiana Convention in Shreveport. These give a good feel for the range of colour and flower types available. Growers in the UK should be aware that many Louisianas do not flower well in our temperate climate - but they are always worth a try to find the exceptions.

We are also grateful to Olga Wells for providing photos of a trip to Germany she made this year with Iris Clarke to see the gardens of Tomas Tamberg and his wife Tina. I don't have to remind you of Tomas's extensive hybridising of beardless irises and also his well known daylilies. Olga has also provided an insight into the pseudata habit - the early appearance of leaves without chlorophyll can be unnerving!

There are photos of the irises growing at Aulden Farm; cultivars and seedlings. Also photos from Alun & Jill Whitehead's travels during the year. Hopefully, the photos from Cambridge Botanic, Knightshayes and Trentham will whet your appetite for a trip out next year.

Please feel free to enjoy the photographs using the links below for your own private use. However, if you wish to use the photographs on this CD in any other way, permission must be sought from the photographers.

L A Convention

Harry Wolford's Louisianas

Trip to Dr Tamberg's gardens

Pseudata foliage

Cambridge Botanic - Early Spring

Iridaceae at Knightshayes

Iris plantings at Trentham

Irids at Aulden

Photos re spuria article

More information about the places visited can be found at: