After the cloud filled skies of yesterday is has been beautifully sunny today but still with a cold wind from the north east. I’ve been planting more into the vegetable beds but nothing tall or a bit weak that might be broken by the wind.
I planted out the sweetcorn, various types of basil and the bamboo canes are in the ground ready to plant out sweet peppers and aubergines. Yesterday I planted out some Chinese cabbage and other salad, and all the Zinnias.
As my readers will probably remember I love white flowers; I have three different white bearded irises.
This is the first time this one has flowered, it has egg yellow markings at the throat with purple veining.
Iris germanica ‘Immortality’ is pure white and sometimes flowers again in autumn.
‘Hoist the Sails’ is often one of the last irises to flower and this year is no exception, this is the first bloom to open.
No one guessed what the mystery stem was in my vase yesterday; here it is growing in the garden, Buddleia alternifolia
Melia Azedarach is just coming into flower. The sun was already too bright for good images at 9.30 this morning.