This flower has just become a favourite May flower-the Bearded Iris, Celebration Song. I love this old ladyish colour combination of soft apricot and lavender blue and the startling tangerine “beard”, and it has a strong but indescribable perfume too.
If I had a huge garden there would be a border filled with these and lavenders-a soft, girly pastel border to enjoy whilst wearing cotton summer frocks and drinking Pimms. Today it was jeans, a fleece and a cup of tea! And there’s just the one plant.
I have told its story in paint on the other blog