- Monty says that the vibrant iris is the perfect plant to grow at this time of year
- Recommends growing in terracotta pots filled with a compost mix
- As always Monty is on hand to answer your gardening queries
About five years ago I was filming for Gardeners’ World at RHS Wisley in Surrey on a bitterly cold day in early April.
A cruel east wind was making a spring day arctic so I took refuge in the alpine house which, that exceptionally cold spring, was about the only place at Wisley that had some colour.
And what colour! I was bewitched by the jewel-like intensity of the flowers, all growing in terracotta pots sunk into sand.
Monty grows his early irises in terracotta pots filled with a compost mix that…