Sunday, 1 May 2011

Irises


I love them, but have never been very successful with them. In the garden in Via Fucini, we planted 18 bearded irises, about five years ago, and I nurtured them carefully over time. They grew, and multiplied - to the extent that when it came to transplanting them to the garden here, I found I now had about 50 of the things! - but rarely did they bother to flower. Until now. This year, they are more than making up for lost time, and long may it last!

Tonight's Dinner:


Roast Lamb, with Roman Broccoli

Apple Dartois, with Vanilla Ice Cream

2 comments:

Toffeeapple said...

They seem to thrive on the stoniest ground. As long as the rhizomes can get baked by the sun they seem to produce prolifically. I have one that is perfumed and I'm waiting for it to open this week.

Pomiane said...

I think that's right...they weren't getting enough sun in their previous position; that and the fact that I gave them a very liberal top-dressing of potash around the middle of March, which seems to have helped.