After flowering, trip alpines such as mossy saxifrages and aubretia
to encourage fresh growth.
To keep basket-of-gold, candytuft, common aubretia
, moss pink, rockcress, and other low-growing, spring-blooming perennials full and compact, remove spent blooms and an inch or two of growth.
A Here are some plants that are good for butterflies: spring nectar: aubretia
, alyssum, blackthorn, bluebell, bramble, clover, cuckoo flower, dandelion, field scabious, forget-me-not, hebe, honesty, ox-eye daisies, pansy, primrose, sweet rocket, violets, wallflowers.
Topspeed Dave Edwards Aubretia
(8.00 Redcar) Has blossomed recently.
"I'LL TAKE A SANDWICH TO WORK, and that's about it," says Aubretia
Edick, who is 58 and works in the pharmacy department of a WaI-Mart in Hudson, New York.
Q I have a wall covered with aubretia
but they are getting untidy.
" ydi'r planhigyn, a'i enw yw "Dr Mules Varlegata".
- looks pretty tumbling from walls or sprawling across with its vibrant blue and purple flowers.
An allied corvette Aubretia
had spotted the U-boat's periscope and the hunt was on.
John Jameson, by email: Nothing beats aubretia
in purple and wine.
Small whites head towards sweet peas, primroses, marigolds and aubretia
. All of them are partial to catmint, phlox and nasturtiums.
Possibly the most stunning alpine plant to enhance your rockery, border edge or planter is Aubretia
Kitte, a little beauty, absolutely smothered in rich purple blue flowers, that captivate the eye.