Adding Alpines

It’s intriguing to see which alpines are doing best.  SedumIMG_2352 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 IMG_2350decided 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.

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