|Last year's plantings a year later|
Anyway we had always planned to plant the black gravel area with a few well spaced desert plants. Now I'm not a great fan of cacti and succulents but some can be very architectural and others do have pretty flowers. So here we are with planting phase 2. I was rather putting this off as I have arthritis in my right hand and this makes digging tough - good excuse I know! Having bought the plants I persuaded my good friend Jim to assist and yesterday we planted it.
|Jim wielding the spade|
|The new desert plantings|
|Agave americana 'Mediopicta Alba' - thanks Chad for the correction|
|An unknown agave given to me|
|Euphorbia mammillaris Variegata|
|Opuntia - robusta I think|
|Pachypodium lamerei - Madagascar palm - will grow tall and slender|
I have one final plant I'd like to add and this is a rather lovely willowy succulent that I took to be an Aloe but have discovered its Furcraea macdougalii. If anyone knows a source, do let me know. And there is one last job to do - instal the irrigation - even desert plants need some water here!
|The desired Furcraea but in someone else's yard.|