- height 45 cm (almost 18 inches) – I’ve got patience
- grows 2.5 – 5 cm (2-4 inches) a year – I’ve got patience
- sun to partial shade – I’ve got that
- any soil – I’ve got that too
- Zone 4 – I’m Zone 3 so wintering over this little beauty is my big challenge
What’s special about this little fir is its colouring – have a look.
Flowers and fruit happening in the strawberry pot.
Clematis is planted in the trellis container with a grape plant and hops. The climbers are getting a lot more sun now that I’ve moved them to the front of the garden, so all three are starting to scramble.
This is a Bill Reid Rose. I haven’t had a rose on the balcony for a number years, but thought this beauty was a good reason to start again.
One of the many things I have learned tending alpine troughs on the balcony is to let them be in the spring.
I used to fuss and think the tufa planters needed to be cleaned up. But they don’t. The tiny, early sprouts of alpine plants are best left alone. They are tender and sometimes take a little longer to emerge. Water if you must, but leave them alone to grow or rest as they see fit.