Only a couple of months after planting and the thrift is in flower. The Ice plants (Sedum spectabile) are fleshing out into stocky clumps with their old seed heads still providing textural interest and contrast. The clump of pale green grass in the mid-right foreground is Carex ‘Evergold’, to the far left Festuca glauca. The seed heads towards the top are from the white Pasque flower (pulsatilla vulgaris ‘Alba’) which I added a few weeks ago.
Extraordinary colouration, vivid markings and the complex orchid-like form of the Gladdon (Iris foetidissima) can stop you in your tracks when you come upon it like … read more