iris sibirica bulbs

hi somebody has given me some of these as a present, they are the dwar
dear delight variety. i belive it's ok to plant them right now but there is snow outside an i wondered if it's ok to keep them covered in peat in the box they cam in. how long could i keep them like that? would it be better to do something else? i'm a complete garden novice i live in the uk. thank
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http://www.pfaf.org/database/plants.php?Iris+sibirica
If the ground is not frozen plant them. Go outside and play; brush the snow aside and see if you can dig a hole. Good luck.

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hi, ok they're in the ground. now after all that hard work, do i need t
protect them from being eaten? a scarecrow? anti-squirrell mines netting etc? thank
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If you live near woods which have plenty of oak and butternut trees (or other nut trees) the squirrels would much rather eat them instead. You can put some hardware cloth over the freshly dug earth to keep the squirrels from being nosy. Maybe some hot pepper sprinkled over the spot.
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