This November, we’ve planted some, new to me, plants and we’re hoping they’ll thrive in Coolwater.
The main picture is of Glumycalyx x flanagani, a sub-alpine South African perennial, looking anything but gloomy, which needs constantly damp soil. Shouldn’t be a problem here in the winter.
Above is Pulsatilla campanella, an unusual one from the Tian Shan, Celestial Mountains. It needs to be completely in the open.
From Tibet is Roscoea tibetica, which needs moist soil in a shady position.
And from Kamchatka and the Kuril Islands, Bryanthus gmellini, which hates lime so it’ll have to go into ericaceous compost here.