Two different oxalis. The one above is Oxalis versicolour, the petals, when folded, resembling somewhat like a barber’s pole and Oxalis massoniana below, only found in the wild in one place in South Africa. Both are in the Alpine House in the Water Garden, as I don’t want to lose them to the winter wet in Ireland.
Still in the Alpine House, these succulents are happily ensconced in one corner.
Lewisia cotyledons just keep flowering and flowering all year around.
And it appears that the Aloes are starting to follow the Lewisias’ lead, as they now don’t seem to stop flowering and they don’t mind the poor stoney soil, that they’re in.
Outside, we’ve revamped one of the troughs, as eventually the growing plants overwhelm and hide the rocks. So, we now build the rocks much higher when we update a trough. This rock is decaying acidic mudstone sourced from the Ballyhoura Mountains and we’ve planted Mutisia moligodon from Chile, which hopefully will grow to a metre wide. It will have large pink flowers.
And here is our one and only Dicksonia antartica, pictured before we wrapped it up for the winter on the first of December.