A little early this time for our regular 15th of the month appointment with Carol at May Dreams Gardens for Bloom Day.
The Algerian Iris Unguicolaris is also rather early this year - I wasn't expecting it until January at least. Always difficult to photographer as it hides in a thick clump of leaves but the pretty blue is unmissable. The Nerine are right on queue, however, with their most welcome pink flowers at this difficult time of year. Otherwise there are still a few roses in bloom but I don't think they will survive the frosts which at now getting a grip. So the veg patch is brought into centre stage. The Romano Cauliflower is an amazing sight - especially as I had thought I had planted the normal white one ... And the Treviso radicchio is a rich colour statement, not to mention the Scarola endive and dark Cavolo Nero cabbage. All patterns in leaves which I hope will withstand the chill.