Sunday 1 May 2011


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