In the spring I planted 30 Dutch iris bulbs ( Iris hollandica)I spotted in the supermarket. I have never grown them before, although I do grow the lovely Bearded Irises, as well as the little spring Iris reticulata. I put about 20 bulbs in the garden and 10 in a pot, just to be on the safe side. Lots of foliage appeared but not a single flower. And then 1 flower bud appeared which we watched with anticipation and on the day it bloomed, a slug ate through the stem! I brought it indoors and it is sitting in a glass on the kitchen windowsill. Don’t you just love gardening?