Six on Saturday 30th June 2018 (Succulent Special)

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

IMG_3892I 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

IMG_3966Or 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

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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!

28 Comments Add yours

  1. janesmudgeegarden says:

    The sempervivens flowers in the first photo is exquisite. I have bought one plant and will be very interested to find out if I get a flower as pretty as that.. Your succulent box is a great success.

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  2. chicu says:

    love all the textures in your box planter..succulents at their finest!

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    1. Thanks for your comments. I am pleased with how they have turned out.

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  3. cavershamjj says:

    I don’t have any plants like that. Another trend I’ve missed. They look great and some interesting flowers too.

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  4. fredgardener says:

    Awesome picture the first !I love the mix of colors and all that it gives … I need to (re) create a box like you to grow succulents … Mine are in pots and group them could be a good idea. Have a good time in holidays !

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      1. The firt photo is a good one even if I do say so myself.

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  5. Your succulents are in their element. We could do with some of that sea fret down sarf – we are not far from the sea, but no sign of it here!

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    1. Ah if only I could send the Sea Fret down but it is a little bit difficult to pack into a box :).

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  6. Nat says:

    Ahhh drooling over every photo! I was slow to embrace succulents but with our weather in Western Australia they’re a must. Lovely six.

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    1. Thanks Nat. the first photo I am particularly proud of

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      1. Nat says:

        You should be… They’re all excellent.

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  7. Heyjude says:

    Super Six this week! I love succulents and have a very small collection, though lost some over winter last year (this winter I brought the aeoniums indoors). Your first one in flower is a beauty. And I really like the box. I wish I could find some unusual and inexpensive planters. I do have some alpines and succulents in an old butler sink and they seem to like it.

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    1. Thanks Jude. I am going to risk it this year and I am going to leave the Aeoniums outside this year, They will be in a cold frame outside my front window

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      1. Heyjude says:

        I moved mine into my cold conservatory and they liked it there. Sempervivums should be hardy enough to remain outdoors – I had a Haworthia for years until I was away one March and snow sat on top of it for days, causing it to rot 😦
        Been looking at the links and the sempervivum nursery is very tempting! I live quite close to the succulent nursery and can never resist buying a plant or two when I visit the garden there.

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  8. One Man And His Garden Trowel says:

    I’m increasingly tempted to get a few succulents and a stone trough thingy after reading your Sixes on Saturdays.

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    1. Thanks it is well worth looking into it. They love the sun and all plants are usually drought tolerant.

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  9. I don’t have any succulents but I’m very tempted. I worry I would kill them. Are they easy to keep?

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    1. Yes fairly easy. Depends which ones. Start with Sempervivums .

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    2. Here is a good websites to get some hints and tips https://worldofsucculents.com/

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  10. tonytomeo says:

    #2 Aeonium aizoon looks silly! It is no wonder that some related specie are monocarpic. Recovery from that sort of work would not be easy.

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    1. Thanks Tony. Yes you are right it would be difficult for a plant to recover after producing a flower soike like that

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  11. Just love all the sedums!!!!!!

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    1. Thanks they are thriving this year.

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    2. Thanks. They are great plants and easy to look after and most importantly drought tolerant

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  12. Great Six. My few, unnamed, sempervivums are flowering really well. All this sunshine I guess.

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