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star gaze lily

OL, I made this up a few weeks ago, my sedums didn't have labels, is the greener one the same as yours


Orchid Lady

The one at the bottom with what looks like cobwebs on it is yes, the one I bought yesterday. Is it a type of Sedum?  The label says Sempervivum (Arachnoideum), it has an RHS Garden of Merit award  They are so pretty.  Your pot looks lovely Lily....for an Alpine  garden 

star gaze lily

Thank you OL, have made a note of the name 


Your sink looks very pretty Orchid Lady  I personally like the idea of using sinks for something other  than a receptacle for water. I'm seriously considering usng one of my sinks as an Alpine garden.

Orchid Lady

I'll admit I never used to be a 'rockery' fan but now with it's new Alpine Garden image and since I've been looking at the various succulents I have changed my mind, they are so pretty and not in the least boring.  Go for it Hartleyhare 



OL I planted up an old enamel jam pan rather like star gaze's, but am desperate to get hold of a toy red indian and cowboy about 4 cm high as the finishing touch

star gaze lily

Artjak, I've been looking for a small 'ornament' too, not sure what yet.....but i'll know when I find it sort of thing lol

Oooh did you see GW last night, Monty did an alpine garden, very nice.


Loved Monty's alpine sink garden but think he nicked it from PD (garden gallery)

Thought aboout getting belfast sink but outbid at £23

I'll get there one day

star gaze lily

I still want one too MrsG.  OH was bidding the other day, it started at £5, I told him to stop at £25, it went for £42!  Would rather get one without bidding tho. Still one day MrsG. .......

Orchid Lady

I think I was really lucky with mine, sorry ladies 

Orchid Lady

With all the Alpines in this weeks GW I may need to forget the spinach and plant more Alpines 

I'm off to get that one I liked the other day for the 'overflow' tomorrow 

Orchid Lady

A few more changes to my Alpine garden, I've still not got the plant I wanted or one for the 'overflow' hole, or shells!!!  But I have taken out the little conifer which didn't fit with the theme and put the one with yellow flowers in instead, I also got the plant in the bottom left hand corner form my neighbour last week. It is an alpine but no Ida what it is....maybe someone can help

Still work in progress but coming along nicely  


Looks like it may be a saxifage OL.

Like the white one, top left, what is it please?

Looking great


Orchid Lady

Thanks MrsGarden, I've googled that and yea I think it is a Saxifrage, thank you.

I will let you know tomorrow what the white one is, I have the label but in the GH and I'm not going out in the wind, as much as I like you 

I was just looking back in the thread as though it was named in here but isn't, I can't believe looking at earlier pics how much it has filled out in less than a month, especially the Geum and the white mystery plant 

star gaze lily

Isn't it a saxifrage too. Looks the same as the one in mine.

Whats the one called next to the pink saxifrage, and the purple one in the top opposite corner

Orchid Lady's test Tracey day LOL  I don't know is the honest answer, memory like a sieve but I will dig out all the labels when I get back later.....promise 

Your sink is looking lovely OL, I think the pink one might be a phlox.

Orchid Lady

 Here we go ladies, left to right, top to bottom;

White one - Saxifraga Pixie White

Yellow one - Erysimum Hybrida Canaries

Pink one - Phlox McDaniel's Cushion

Middle one - Sedum spathulifolium Purpureum

Pink one - Saxigraga

Blue one - Corydalis Blue Dragon

Cobwebby one - Sempervivum (Arachnoideum)

and finally my lovely Geum Totally Tangerine (I don't need the label for that one )

I hope you are all suitably impressed at my plant id'ing  I didn't cheat......honest!!