Rock Stars29th April 2017 • Places to Visit • Stephanie Donaldson
It is always astonishing to see the hostile conditions that apparently make ideal homes for seemingly delicate plants. Rocky crevices and cliffs seem to be particularly popular. Arabis purpurea turned entire cliffs pink high in the Troodos Mountains, and Thymus integer was flowering it socks off in the most inhospitable spots while Viola sieheana would make a lovely garden plant, but is sadly scentless.
It wasn’t all earnest botanising – there was time to pose with a giant plastic bunny and chick.