Contain my excitement

Iris 'J.S. Dijt' (Reticulata)
Iris ‘J.S. Dijt’ (Reticulata)

Adventures and misadventures in the allotment.  The adventure – trying spring plant bulbs for the first time in containers for early colour and learning something new.   The misadventure – forgetting to label the containers.  Therefore, like a batch of Kinder Eggs there is a surprise in everyone.  However, instead of unravelling a potential choking hazard something of real beauty emerges.

Every morning this month I have rushed to see what, if anything, is coming forth and in some cases at last putting a name to a flower or container.  Today , a wonderful surprise, the first flowering of the Iris ‘J.S. Dijit’ while the Crocus ‘Prins Claus’ battle to survive the weather.

Tomorrow is another day and another surprise.

Recommended Reference for the beginner

Christine Walkden’s No-Nonsense Container Gardening by (you guessed it) Christine Walkden

Crocus 'Prins Claus)
Crocus ‘Prins Claus’