My star of the back garden at the moment is a dwarf bearded iris, you know what they say about small packages, well it is true.
A couple of years ago, this little unnamed iris was left at the end of a plant sale at church, I took pity on it and it came home with me.
I didn’t know what colour it would be, nor did I realise that it would have the most wonderful perfume!
I planted it on the alpine scree ( it used to be a raised pond), where I had made a mix of very gritty soil to suit plants that didn’t like our heavy clay and it seems very happy indeed.
I must buy more dwarf iris for this spot as I think it is ideal for them, and I also think it would suit some little species tulips in the future, as they like the same sort of growing conditions. The benefit of having them in a raised bed is that it is so easy for me to have a sniff at the delightful perfume as I’m passing!