Our sedum has flowered. This is exciting news. For the last couple of years it hasn't played ball. Mr M had followed the Chelsea chop recommendation which had worked but after a dismal 2010 and 2011 the 'sod it' approach was deployed this year. So, yes, they're really leggy and straggly - BUT, they've flowered. And the bees are loving it.
p.s. Thank you for the holiday recommendations. It's all on hold again as we've got another buyer. Lots of things crossed right now - we're being remarkably chilled, all things considered.