Wannabe Escapees

In order to contain your irises a good stock fence is necessary. Sheep mesh is the bare minimum and not really adequate in this situation which is by an open driveway entrance and next to a sealed road. The last thing an owner needs is for their errant irises to escape and become a traffic hazard, risking liability for damages in the event of harm suffered by unsuspecting travellers.


Plotting their next move …


Photos taken by Nigel when we were staying at a cottage in Roxburgh East recently. The irises were on another property just up the road ~ Central Otago, New Zealand

Text by Liz, photos by Nigel; Exploring Colour (2021)

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  1. Hmmm, I’d be a bit worried by the way they are gathering just beside the fence. Maybe they are planning something – perhaps they think they can push it over if there’s enough of them and stage a mass escape!

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    1. Your comment prompted me to look up the Greek mythology and I’m reminded that Iris was the personification of the rainbow and a messenger of the Gods. Impressive! I think Irises are worthy to always remain the apple of your eye ๐Ÿ™‚

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