Yes we are at that time of year again when I have been making my final decisions on what will be the Plant of the Year. The entry criteria is simple: the plant has to have been grown in my garden during the year in question and been the one that has made me the happiest. Most usually it is specific to one individual plant, though this is my blog my rules so I suppose if I decided the lawn had been good enough to win (never. going. to. happen. ) (never say never) I would not focus on one blade of grass.
Anyhoo, let's get down to business with the runners up as this award is now fiercely contested.
The first runner up is Aeonium hierrense. Whilst this one is currently overwintering indoors it has been outside for the majority of the year. I bought it on a whim after seeing someone talking about it on Twitter (I am so easily led astray). It was quite small when it arrived but is now getting on for a diameter of around 30cm. I love the form of it and the red tinge to the edge of the leaves. I fuss over it, which is a good clue it would be in the running for this award.
The next runner up is....