Iris season

I thought I would ease you in gently to this strange riot of colour this spring with this refined shot of the well-behaved irises in the barn garden.

We aren’t going elegant pastels for this first part of the iris story.

No. Let’s have some mad zing.

And this will be very brief as we are in the middle of a huge storm. Great gusts of wind and horizontal rain that is blowing straight at the house. The windows are rattling and I fear for our electricity supply.

So just have a few of these hilarious ones.

And a note to the plant breeders out there. If you want to create this mad mad colour, why not go for breeding very sturdy stalks as well.

One puff and over they go.

Great on the show bench, no doubt. Or in a well behaved garden. But on this mountain top….