The City Garden at the end of February

Here we are in the City Garden at the end of February and I have been totally silent for quite a while! I have, however, been busy with several other activities – a short IT course, a few tailoring lessons, and a photography exhibition. I have told myself it isn’t gardening weather but just recently I have managed an hour or two and so here I am with my Six on Saturday!

Flag Irises in Stave Hill Ecology Park

Hidden in the Stave Hill Ecology Park and the Russia Dock Woodlands are the most beautiful flag irises – do visit during Open Garden Squares Weekend, 17 and 18 June.

Irises in Stave Hill Ecology Park & Russia Docklands Park

Irises in Stave Hill Ecology Park & Russia Docklands Park

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Iris in Cable Street Gardens

Irises in Cable Street Community Gardens

The irises are beautiful now, glorious colours alongside the paths, tucked away amongst the cabbages and roses. Cable Street Community Gardens does not offer the ordered ranks of park beds, or even the manicured and managed herbaceous borders of country mansions and National Trust properties, but instead you will find plants and flowers which are loved and enjoyed with gusto and enthusiasm. Linger here with an open mind, and heart and find the beauty alongside the DLR – do visit on Sunday 18 June when the gardens will be open during Open Garden Squares Weekend.

Iris in Cable Street Gardens

Last Irises in Greenwich Park

I missed the irises – how is that possible? And now I will have to wait another year.

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Jewel Colours in the Garden

Roseraie de l'Haye
Roseraie de l’Hay

Anthemis tinctoria 'Mrs E C Buxton' and the perennial wallflower, E A Bowles
Anthemis tinctoria ‘Mrs E C Buxton’ and the perennial wallflower, E A Bowles

Iris Germanica 'Anvil of Darkness'
Iris Germanica ‘Anvil of Darkness’