So you have a brown thumb.
Here is one you'd have to try really hard to kill.
Keeping up with the "Climate Change My Cottage Garden" theme, sedums are right up there as one of the key species to convert with.
Because what a tough plant they are!
Sedums originate from Eurasian and are a member of the succulents group, it is frost hardy and can put up with the soil drying out. Sedum itself is middle english for "stonecrop" - which means it grows from the cracks in stones.
Like most plants, don't expect that prolonged periods with out a little drink wouldn't be of benefit - even when it is a succulent - don't mix it up with cacti !
Strong flowering stems (60 - 90cm) are produced in early to mid Summer with rosy pink blossoms in large umbels (umbrella type flowers).
Great for bringing indoors, if you can bear to - the butterflies go nuts on them.
Grey green foliage is very structural and forms a very uniform clump that will die down to mere furled leaf buds in Winter.
The soft succulent leaves don't really do well with traffic, so its best to keep the plants away from paths where they will get damaged.
Once the flowers have finished, the seed heads can be retained to give an architectural feature to your Winter garden. Laced with frost they are a real eye catcher.
HAPPY GARDENING !