A year can make all the difference! Though in this case a lack of time to get stuck in has resulted in a moderate improvement. Could do better, 5/10.
Butia capitata with a young Tetrapanax papyrifera ‘Rex’ to the left.
Tetrapanax again, from canny angle.
Trachycarpus wagnerianus grow blooming fast once past the juvenile stage.
The mighty rare Carrierea calycina flanked by Onopordum acanthium thistles.
Puya alpestris x chilensis. Aquired as P. alpestris, but interesting nonetheless.
Kniphofia ‘Tawny King’, one of the best, flank a glossy green leaved Polylepis sp. from Argentina.
My wall of Phyllostachys vivax ‘Aureocaulis’ beginning to put up some reasonable shoots.
Agave americana fills out rather well, and starts to give a hint of floppiness – a sure sign it’s settling in and rooting out vigorously.
The giant, almost Aloe-like leaves of Kniphofia northiae softened by a haze of Eragrostis curvula S&SH10.
The Afghan hound, Helianthus salicifolius.
The Squirting cucumber, Ecballium elaterium. Supreme unusual ground cover for well drained soils.
Again, with Anemanthele lessoniana.