When I was at my parents’ at Christmas, I noticed some plants in their front garden which looked particularly attractive. Little did I realise at that time that they were in fact sempervivums, more commonly known as houseleeks, which I had previously thought of buying.
Well, buying them hasn’t been necessary, as I’ve brought some from my parents’ front garden today and planted them in my own. They might not absolutely love being in a northeast-facing garden but it does get dry there in summer (and it certainly isn’t especially damp in winter). So, all being well, they will provide excellent ground cover.
Before I went away for the weekend, I’d noticed another type of ground cover, although this one is a mystery.
Where on earth can the cut grass have come from? Perhaps someone had kindly thought of mulching the front garden for me, although adorning the heuchera wasn’t something a seasoned garden would do, I’m sure (heuchera not shown).
Anyway, it could of course be worse. Hopefully, the houseleeks will take and spread as time goes by!