A Colourful Gardening Affair with Iris. 

A Colourful Gardening Affair with Iris.

May is the perfect time to appreciate the beauty of the bearded Iris, my photographs were taken during a trip to London and back home in the Cheshire garden I manage. The beared Iris are a colourful addition to a May garden.

Iris colours vary from tranquil cloud bilowing whites too luminious blues, pinks and mauve. Sizziling oranges and yellows a festival for the Summer or Royal purple’s and regal reds, just two of the colours featured in the English garden borders of Regent’s Park, central London.

Iris flower during May-time and along with other many other perennials encouraged to flower by the early Summer sunshine. Iris are long flowering and along with silvery fleshy spear like leaves and thick rhizomes.

Beaded Iris growing with Alliums, Aquilegia and Sweet Rocket are a perfect addition to and May flower garden. Iris in carefully selected colours are the perfect modern day version of a cottage garden perennial.

Join me on


Stephen Pryce-Lea

Head Gardener and International Horticultural Consulatant




“It’s a beautiful thing when a career and a passion grow together, when you find it in a Garden it’s like finding Paradise“

iGrowHort – A Head Gardener’s Horticultural Journey of love, life and learning.


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