A glorious Bank Holiday morning – the air was balmy, brimming with birdsong and the soft powdery scent of Irises.
Almost 200 varieties of iris are available to see and purchase at Wootten’s Nursery. Iris ‘Empress of India’ really sang to me – very healthy and a generous flowerer, with an elegant habit and exquisite scent. Closely followed by Iris ‘Indian Hills’ and Iris germanica ‘London Pride’. All these will be trialled at home and, performance permitting, we will specify them in future garden designs.
Just as I was leaving the fields, the cuckoo called twice. What a joyous surprise.