A Time to Flower

The Potted Houseleek, here's what it looked like last year, has decided to flower. It looks quite spectacular nestled here in a bed of Potentilla branches. What's more surprising is that its not the only one, another succulent growing in the wall has also decided to do the same, sending up these tall flower spikes. Was it the milder winter ? - all the succulents that I planted here and there in the stone walls seem to be extremely happy this year. Although happy seems to be at a price, I looked for information about flowering Houseleeks and discover that they are monocarpic, that is, they die after flowering- but just that rosette which will have to be removed.

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