Part whatever of my 101 Things to do with old Bricks project!!
I laid out these bricks last year.
And added this pot containing white saxifraga.
Meanwhile, I’d been growing sempervivums in pots – both small
On the first dry and sunny day of Summer, I decided it was time to get on with it.
First of all, I emptied the troughs that had held the Swiss Chard, which I’d lined with horticultural grit, then growbag compost.
Next, I started digging out my very shady back border – where I’m going to put my new compost bins – and carted the soil around to the front of the house.
Then I planted it up with my sempervivums, leaving room for them to spread, and tucked in a few sprigs of various sedums (which had ‘fallen’ into my hands at the garden centre).
I know they prefer well-drained gritty soil, and don’t like sitting in water, so raised bricks/gritty compost/wind shelter and later afternoon sun should suit them.