Sunday wasn’t as windy as had been forecast but there was a lot of rain; welcome rain as it had rained much in the last few weeks even though it had been promised (threatened) for many days! The skies cleared late in the afternoon and allowed our lunch guests to view the garden albeit wearing padded jackets!
Irises are still surprising me as they open; some I don’t remember where they were purchased and worse their names are a mystery. Inefficiency on my part caused by some of them coming with no names originally or with a name that is obviously the sellers description rather than a registered name. Add to that the fact that some remained in their pots until I found a suitable spot for them and in the intervening time the name is lost! But enough excuses, if there is a name under the image then I am sure it is correct if not then “sorry”.
Just to show there are other things flowering too, Rosa rimosa on the terrace pillar.
Many of my irises are forming good sized clumps for the first time this year and like everything else a clump is so much more satisfying than just one stem. I may even be able to divide some or extend the range of the exisiting clumps. Are you addicted to Bearded Irises? it is a new addiction for me, I didn’t even like them very much when I lived in England.