This web was over 2ft square and remained intact despite the weight of water.
Iris Florentina with raindrops
The spring flowers in my rather exposed country garden are suffering from the cold, wet, windy weather so I am picking more than usual for cut-flower arrangements indoors.
The rhizomes of Iris Florentina (now, apparently, properly called Iris Germanica florentina) are the source of “Orris Root”, once widely used in herbal medicine, but now chiefly used in the production of perfumes.
The flowers have their own delicate scent but the lily-of-the-valley are overpowering it out in the garden.
All photographs copyright Lynne Revette Butler