Yes Nikki, the irises do smell, kind of vanilla I would say.
Startare, it is because I'm nearer to Etang de Berre. Believe it or not, those 15 miles make quite a difference.
Solange, les lilas étaient en fleur il y a une ou deux semaines (Lilacs have been blooming one or two weeks before).
Wanda, those are the very first roses in my garden.
Rosemary, thank you. Those irises are a gift from my sister, many years ago. At that time, there were more colors. I don't know if they turned back to their original color, or whether some died and the other had babies. Anyway, they are mainly white or blue now. There was a salmon one, but the snails have eaten it last Sunday. There are one or two yellow somewhere too.
Lisa, your garden is fun too. I'm jealous of your ferns, it is too hot here.
Guzzisue, be patients, the flowers will be with you soon! In a couple of weeks, all the flowers will be dormant here, because of the heat...
Have a nice evening!