When we were on holiday in Mallorca Mr S often stopped to admire this little plant, with its flowers like little snapdragons, sometimes it was growing wild, sometimes it was planted into stone walls, so much so that I did take a picture for him. We have also seen this growing in similar situation in the UK.
I knew I did not really have any space for any more plants...but I have come to realise that I also have far too many in pots too. But there you are, I am a glutton and cannot resist. I shall have to cut back in future, and for now, reduce some of my larger clumps of cherished plants and plant more out. For the ones which are not performing, I shall have to ruthless...quite difficult and maybe I shall repent at leisure. On this occasion of buying, none on my list were available, and I did succumb to the buy 6, and more or less get one free, why oh why do I fall for this. Anyway when I got home I looked them up and I think I am pleased with all of them.
When I saw a similar plant, I thought this would be the little present for Mr S...Cymbalaria Muralis. When I looked it up and found one of the alternative name, I was flabbergasted! Kenilworth Ivy. I also remembered its other name Ivy leaved toadflax. Mr S was delighted! He loves little wild flowers.
This one with the pretty pink flowers reminded me of other seashore plants, with silvery leaves and compact flowers, I found on on holiday. This one is Antennaria Rosea, and comes from North America and I was really tickled pink by its other name Rosy Pussytoes
Just to add a very nice shade of lemony yellow, Alpine Achillea King Edward
and because this reminded of my lovely daughter in law: Veronica Prostata Mrs Holt
and then I was tempted by this pretty Aethionema Warley Rose, I'm not sure I have got quite the right conditions for it, as it likes alkaline soil, but I will dress it with lots of broken eggshells and see if it flourishes or not.
and then because I have a thing about geraniums