Bluebeard

Blue Bearded Iris at Newby Hall, Yorkshire Newby Hall, Yorkshire - a substantial double herbaceous border punctuated with these glorious iris, the name of which I either neglected to note - or was not marked - or I didn't bother to look if it was (so much to photograph...) I think the colour has been…

Thoughts turn to summer…

This semi-circular border was planted (on bare soil) in April and May 2012 and photographed at the end of July. Plenty of rain helped it quickly establish - the addition of annual cosmos and verbena bonariensis, creating a fuller, more mature feel this early on. Roses are set to take centre stage in the coming…