Plants in the Garden: Alpines and bulbs at Littleholme in north Kent
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I have taken a few photos when there has been a break in the weather of various alpines and bulbs making a show on the rock garden and the crevice bed.
At Littleholme this year the raised bed rock garden and crevice garden have been slow to burst into life, but a few plants have braved the conditions and limited sunshine hours to put on a show.
Here we have a few alpines and bulbs that are flowering at the moment on our crevice garden. From top left, first is Saxifraga Cio Cio San, which is one of my favourites. Last year when it flowered the blooms were much paler.
Next is a drift of Iris reticulata across the crevice bed; An overhead view of the crevice bed displays the parallel Yorkstone pieces and the variety of plants;
Saxifraga federici-augusti'Grisebachi' is a stunning small Saxifrage for a trough or crevice garden; This lemon yellow Saxifrage is an unknown cultivar;