Not the nation - the veg!! Flea beetles got the seedlings and due to the cold/hot/dry/wet changeable conditions they never got going. We are just going to pull them out they are not doing anything.
And what is this flower? It popped up in the flower bed from some odd bulbs uncovered under a hedge. It had upright iris-like leaved in a fan shape and then a yellow upright flower emerged. Even my horticultural trained husband is puzzled.