It’s intriguing to see which alpines are doing best. Sedum makinoi (pictured left) is spreading with the enthusiasm of a triffid. It has draped itself somewhat languidly over the wall. It should continue to spread further but as it is frost sensitive I need to make sure I find out how to protect it and, some of the other succulents, during the colder months.
When I was at the garden centre recently purchasing bulbs, I decided it would be a prime opportunity to choose a new selection of succulents to add to the large alpine bed. The one I’m particularly keen on is the exotic-looking Lampranthus Orange. If all goes to plan, it will produce wonderfully bright flowers next year. I have also included: Campanula Blue Cups, Mentha requienii – for the scent- and Delosperma Rise and Shine which is another frost sensitive plant.
By next Summer I hope the alpines are established enough to create a strong and compelling display with their striking shapes and colours.