When we first moved back to Tasmania, Liz, Steve's sister, gave me some plants which she said I had to have because they are so pretty. They struggled on looking pretty ordinary to me for a couple of years. Then they developed a pink shoot which I thought was a great improvement.
so, as usual, Liz was right. They are indeed very pretty things.
She also gave me some irises from her garden. She wanted me to develop an iris garden in memory of her. I had to plant the irises quickly and had to put some in a too shady position because I didn't have suitable ground prepared. A couple, however, made it into this shallow pebble garden and they've just come into bloom.