There are quite a few of these dotted around the garden, all neatly in pots waiting for the alpine areas and I thought it would help keep track to select one each Sunday. Quite a few were left at the old house, so not sure exactly how many there are, but enough to keep the series going over the summer and into autumn. This is a strange time of year for them, most are well into growth, but still have some of their winter colour. Then you have the ones that are starting to flower. Given the plant dies afterwards, flowers are a mixed blessing. In an ideal world, the next generation take over, growing to fill the gaps, and offsetting ready for when they flower in following years.
Sadly sometimes offsets struggle to keep up with the gaps left from the previous generation. A couple of years ago this pot was almost full, the wet summers and lots of flowers has left it looking rather sorry for itself.
Then in the worst case, you get a mass flower where all generations seem to flower at the same time. It is tough to enjoy the flower when you know it is going to decimate the display and you will be left with minimal plants afterwards.
I'll start with the first plant next Sunday, it will give me time to select the first subject and dig out records on how it has done.