Cold and wet in the last days of December in the garden but, between the nasty showers, some of the troughs are being revamped. Maybe some time before they’re completely planted up, though, as most alpine plant nurseries are closed until the end of March.
Azorella looking for world domination on this piece of tufa.
Decaying shake from the Ballyhoura Mountains has been used to revamp this trough. Will have to wait a while before it can be fully planted, though.
More Ballyhoura shale, together with 10mil pink granite, making an environment for acidic-loving plants.
Sausage plant flowering in the Alpine House.
Physoplexis comosa, from Lake Como, flowering completely out of season in the Alpine House.
Daphne bholua “Jacqueline Postill” now coming into full flower, with a far-reaching scent that extends way beyond Coolwater Garden’s boundary.