At the Hampton Court Flower Show, I succumbed to the very first plant stand that I came across
- well, it was selling wonderful architectural and tropical plants - just the kind I like! Here's one of the plants I bought - called Aloe
striatula. It has lovely yellow and orange flowers, reminiscent of a Kniphofia (Red Hot Poker), but on much shorter and thinner stems. I'm told it's
hardy, but I have my doubts.........