Echeverias’ neat rosettes brighten up considerably when the plant flowers. Tall scapes carry orange flowers tipped yellow and topped with hairy sepals. The flower is bell shaped with upcurled petal tips. Continue reading “Echeveria ‘Tarantula’”
HeyJude has invited us to share a picture of something wuff with something smooth.
You don’t need me to tell you how the cobweb houseleek (hen-and-chicks, or in botanical terms, Sempervivum arachnoideum subsp. tomentosum) got its folk name. Those with a fear or spiders or a compulsion to dust might find this plant unsettling. If it looks on the creepy side, try to imagine the leaves are playing cat’s cradle.
Delicate webbing covers each chick from infancy, stretching out as the evergreen rosette swells to maturity. Continue reading “Woolly Cobweb Houseleek: Sempervivum arachnoideum ‘Clärchen’”
The grounds of Chatsworth House make a wonderful setting for the youngest of the major UK flower shows. I hope you’ll find something of interest in my personal picks from the show.
1. Seasonal Cut Flowers
Freddie’s Flowers had packed a breathtaking array of seasonal cut flowers in shades of lavender, cream and pink in the back of a truck to advertise their bouquet by post service. Continue reading “Highlights of the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 2019”
More spikes today, in support of Becky’s MarchSquares. My first shows a classic English cottage garden with lupins and foxgloves in the display gardens at Bridgemere Garden Centre in Nantwich. Continue reading “Spiky Squares: UK Style And Southern USA Style”