Thank god for Sea Fret is a phrase I never thought I would say. This week most of the days have started off with Sea Fret. This means that the plants have had a coating of moisture on them in the morning so I have only had to water twice this week. The murk usually lifts around mid morning and the plants lap up the sun.
This weeks blog is going to solely concentrate on succulents. I have had 2 deliveries this week. I ordered 6 Aeoniums from Surreal Succulents who I have ordered from before and 7 Sempervivums from Sempervivums by Post. This is the first time I have ordered from this site and I have to say I am impressed. The plants arrived promptly and were healthy, vibrant and well established plants, you could not ask for more. Also I was the service I received from Becky the owner was second to none . I was made to feel welcome and she replied any queries promptly . I will definitely be ordering from Becky again.
Here is my SOS.
1. Bursting Sempervivum flower
What a cracker this is. Every single flower is open at once and the. This Sempervivum was bought from a garden centre last year and it was not a named variety. I split the plant early spring and all plants have flowered. Some of them but not all have produced chicks. This plant is in my dry trough which has been a dream success.
2. Aeonium Aizoon flower
This is my first year growing Aeoniums and this has made it a rewarding experience. The flowers are a wonderful shade of yellow. It has produced 3 off shoots and one of these is producing a flower spike. Hopefully the other 2 will establish more off shoots before they flower. Again this plant is in my dry bed. As mentioned earlier I have ordered another 6 Aeoniums from Surreal Succulents and will be planting these out this weeks. All I have to do now is plan on how to protect these in the winter. Hopefully I could the shade from the privet hedge which protects the garden from easterly winds like the beast from the east will make a difference. The flowering stem like other plants acts like a crane and turns around during the day following the sun clockwise. It does it with such daily “ferocity” I am sure it screws the plant tighter into the compost :).
3. Succulent box
I bought 2 of these planters at the McMillan’s Cancer Café in Perth last year. I have been looking for something to do with them and planted them up with succulents in the Spring and the result has been great. Some of the plants in this planters are the offshoots from Echeveria Worfiled Wonder that I took last year, Sempervivum Rotund, Sempervivum Boules de Neige (flowering), Sempervivum Sprite, Sedum Little Missy, Sedum Album Goldfinger.
4. Sedum Nevii Silver Frost
Or Nevil as I call it is a plant I have recently purchased. The flowers although small as you can see are pretty. Small white stars with a red spot on each petal. This plant fits right into my mini gravel gardeN
5. Sempervivum Rotund
One of my favourite Hen and Chicks. The m ain rosette is the size of a fist. It produces prolific healthy chicks and has become the focal point of the afore mentioned succulent box.
6. New Semps
A selection of some of the Semervivums I bought from Sempervivums by Post. We have from the top Blue Boy, Virgil and Green Ice. These should become a focal point of the garden if not this year then next year.
That my six thanks for reading.
I am on holiday this week and I am going to spend most of it at home recharging my batteries. I will spend most of it no doubt in the gardening having a good tidy and planting this years perennials that I have grown from seed in a hastily prepared nursery bed.
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Until next week. Adios!