So to finish, I'm sharing this picture of Iris reticulata flowers in a bowl at the end of the garden, just beautiful with a scattering of raindrop diamonds. They are supposed to be mixed varieties, so maybe other colours will appear at a later
date. Hope so!
I shall be back next Monday, and look forward to your comments.
PS For the readers who are worried they are behind with sowing, please bear in mind that:
- we have the luxury of a heated greenhouse, so plants
such as chillies can move there from the propagator and receive enough light to grow healthily
- some of the crops we have already sown are destined to be grown in the unheated polytunnel, which protects them from the worst of the weather,
especially cold winds and freezing rain
- we live in the milder South of England, so our last frost date will be earlier than further North, so shall be able to plant out tender crops soonercthan in colder areas
- Chilli and
Aubergine plants tend to be available in Garden Centres and Nurseries later in the year, and really they are the only ones that need a longer growing season than a late March or April sowing would provide
of which means that if you have sown nothing yet, don't worry... there is plenty of time yet!