Some of you may remember me planting up an old tin bath (which was my bath when I was a baby) a year ago, with Iris reticulata and crocus. I was full of good intentions at the time, meaning to plant the bulbs in the garden when they were over.
Somehow this never got done and once again the bath is full of the same flowers, looking very pretty, I think.
As each day goes by, more flowers open.
The colour of the crocus is picked up by the yellow stripe on the iris.
I think they look lovely together.
Of course, all this is a happy accident, the iris should all have been the purple “Pauline” but half of them turned out to be these lovely blue ones, which I love, I’m still waiting for the others to flower. “Pauline” is obviously being very lazy and doesn’t want to wake up yet for her bath!
Last year they were all flowering at the end of March, so far they are a lot earlier this year, but then, I was late planting them last year. I really must plant them in the garden this time and make room for something else in the bath for the summer, I think the south facing slope to the ditch by the woodland might be the ideal place for them, they get plenty of sunlight in the winter and should have excellent drainage, what do you think?