I expect many people went to this years Hampton Court Flower Show hoping to bring home a treasure or two for their garden. For some it was the latest Heuchera from Heucheraholics or rose from David Austin. For me the gems of the show were the Sempervivums. I was blown away by the display in the floral marquee from Fernwood Nursery. It won a gold medal and quite rightly so, it was inspiring.
Fernwood Nursery at Hampton Court 2009.
I've been building up a selection a succlents all summer with the view to making my own little display at home and after seeing Fernwoods display I couldn't help but get a few Sempervivums for the project.
So at last I have made my first little display of succulents in the garden. It's not quite up to Hampton Court standards, but I'm relatively happy with it. Plus, I found smashing up a couple of old terracotta drainage pipes with a hammer to be immensely theraputic.