Welcome to Brixton Flower Club’s weekly flower spotting! Each month we will choose one road or area in Brixton, provide you with a weekly post on something beautiful that we spot and tell you a bit more about it. Thank you to all the local gardeners who work so hard to add some colour and nature to Brixton’s streets.
Location: Brixton Water Lane
Week 3: Sedum Dasyphyllum
Common Name: Stone crop or Blue Tears Sedum
This tiny little succulent can be found adding greenery to lots of walls in Brixton if you look carefully. The blue-grey leaves provide a nice carpet of colour and the plant produces tiny white star shaped flowers in early summer.
Succulents are a wonderful option if you don’t have a garden and they need hardly any care at all. Why not have a go at creating a year round arrangement for your home!
Succulents are quite easy to grow from cuttings. They are hardy because the fleshy plants store water, meaning that they don’t need to be watered very often. Most succulents also don’t care about gravity and so they are used in ‘living walls’ across the capital.
Brixton Flower Club is run by Jennifer Woodcock, a local florist specialising in weddings. Visit www.brixtonflowerclub.com for more details.