The bearded iris (most of which are Tall Bearded iris) seem late this year compared to last year, but then a month ago there was no sign of flowers stems at all so I am not complaining that they have only just started to bloom. There are lots of buds ready to open, just in time for the wind and rain forecast for the end of the week, but a couple of iris have managed to open and beat the weather for a day at least. ‘Midnight Treat’ has opened two buds on its first stem and a good looking flower it is too. It was bred by Schreiners and introduced in 2006. The standards are paler than the falls, which are edged with the same, lighter shade but with the cool weather we have had that edging is barely noticeable. The beards are dark and discreet and there is a very slight fragrance. It is a large flower, of good proportion and although it is not the most quirky of flowers it seems a good garden iris so far.