Monday, 19 March 2012
It's too early
The dry bed is well and truly waking up. There are signs the agaves are starting to get into growth, but this time of year really belongs to the alpines. On my wish list of things for a new garden I have: more space, a greenhouse, a south facing slope and a stone wall for alpines. It would be a dry stone wall where every crevice has some interesting little plant to catch your attention. One group of plants that would feature are saxifragaceae. There are so many varieties, the ones I like are the tight clump forming ones. I have a few in flower at the moment, although they don't look as good in the ground as stuck to a wall.
Thankfully they don't all have yellow flowers, the next one does, but I love the shape of the clump.
Finally a different flower type
This one is so small it tends to go unnoticed in the dry bed for most of the year. Another good reason for my alpine wall. If I ever get my wish, part of the fun will be searching for lots of other varieties to complement the few that I currently have.