Iris,  the Greek goddess associated with the rainbow in mythology, sent the rain but not the rainbow to us today. And this first Iris reticulata flower. Perfectly beautiful and in this garden, quite persistent. I have a clump that have been flowering each Spring for at least 7 years now. They like sunshine, but seem… Continue reading iris

of cuckoos and cuckoo flowers

We have just spent a  few days away walking (and sightseeing)  in Dorset and whilst it is the adjacent county , it is in many ways very different; different geology leading to different geography, different landscapes, different vernacular architecture. And it has the sea. Unlike landlocked Wiltshire. It has been a source of constant fascination… Continue reading of cuckoos and cuckoo flowers