I made a mini rockery for this Lewisia cotyledon Elise in the
driest part of the garden as I was concerned that the wet conditions
would not suit it.
It had a single flower stalk flowering all over the winter! Now it is
a mass of flowers and there are more on the way.
It is the most striking and gorgeous plant at the moment.
I have two of the silvery leaved kind and
a patch 'Hadsden cream' that was already there.
I've been interested in growing these from seed
since I learned that the new plants are often
quite similar to the parents, so I thought there
might be some interesting variations.
For some reason there are a number of seedlings
this year in the gravel and here is
one that still has its seedling leaves.
It is slightly interesting in that it has a small
portion of the leaf with the silvery finish to it.
There were some from last year, plus
I planted some more for this year, mainly in
the front garden.
They are quite a late flowering variety.
These are the only surviving
There were three at this location last year, and several in the back
right hand corner - those ones have all gone.
So not a great variety for my garden conditions.
New in the garden this year, I am liking them
This is the area which originally had a lot
of daffodils but they have been steadily
reducing since I've been here.
I've added some 'Jetfire' daffodils (yellow and
orange with swept back petals)
and some 'Katie Heath' which is the one
with white and an pale apricot trumpet you
can just about see.
The three taller all-yellow daffodils are the
There is some Muscari in the background
and a Pulmonaria 'Trevi fountain' at the bottom right.
The tulips are mixed 'Triumph', these have returned for the second
This is my Epimedium × warleyense which is flowering for the first
time. Flowers are quite small and they look bigger than they are in
These 'Cape cod', like the 'Orange brilliant' are
on their third year.
Their survival is more mixed.
The ones by
the side of the house have gone, or at least not
flowered - there are a few leaves.
The ones in the main garden as you see below
are doing fine.
It seems that the leaves are very prone to being eaten.
Oh and although these are supposed to be 'Cape Cod' they look
different to all the pictures on the internet which have a lot more
orange in them as a stripe up the center of the petals.