At this time of year the gardens changes from moment to moment.
Yesterday Susie at pbmgarden showed an Iris at dusk and at dawn demonstrating just how quickly an iris flower opens. I decided to check on my Irises as I’d seen that one was showing colour on the bud yesterday evening, this morning it was half open but I didn’t have time to take a photograph and by this afternoon it was fully out with the unwelcome presence of the pollen beetles that do so much damage to the roses when they open.
So thank you Susie, if you hadn’t posted about your beautiful Iris I may not have seen mine open.
It was I. ‘Pure as Gold’ that flowered late last autumn with a second flowering, it is a lovely pure colour, I love it.
Another Iris that has been flowering for a week or so already is Iris Mini Dragon; I keep meaning to show it to you but keep forgetting.
It truly is “mini” being only about 4 inches tall, but it is clumping up nicely so it will make more of a statement next year.
Wisteria ‘prolific’ around the pillars of the terrace
The weather seems to be more settled at last so I have planted out the first line of tomatoes.
When do you plant out your tomatoes?