Six on Saturday 4th August 2018 (Succulent Special 2)

Hello and welcome to this weeks six on Saturday.

Hurrah for precipitation. We have had big showers of rain on 3 days this week and the garden has spring back in to action.

It’s an on call weekend this weekend so this weeks is going to be a quick one. August is always a busy time at work for me because of the Edinburgh festival. Not only do I have to dodge past every University Am Dram club but every A, B and C list comedian in the country. Also just to add insult Edinburgh council decides to remove all the parking near the busiest parts of town so I have to park miles from where I am working.

As you can see this weeks is another Succulent special and will be a short one

I hope you enjoy my 6

1. Sedum Pachyphyldom Nedjelly

A tender succulent this plant has been looking sorry for itself all summer. Since the rain it has transformed to a completely different looking plant. It just shows you how important water is to Succulents even though most are drought tolerant.

2. Rosularia Sedoides

This plant is a close relative to Sedum and is sometimes called Sedum Sedoides. It has vibrant multicoloured green and red leaves that stay strong all year then at this time of year it produces pretty white flowers.

3. A Sempervivum pot

Clockwise we have Sempervivum Virgil, Green Globe, Blue Boy, Bronze pastel and another Blue Boy. All plants were from Sempervivums By Post and are performing really well. So well I have ordered another 8 and they have just arrived today.

4. Same plant or not. The problem with to many Hybrids

As you know there are thousands of different Sempervivum Hybrids and this above photo highlights on the perils of labelling Sempervivums. The established one on the top right is supposed to be Sempervivum Capella and the one on it’s left I received today is Sempervivum Blood tip. I can’t really see much difference. After trawling the I can see that the one I received today is definitely Blood Tip and the established one I have had all year as you can see looks like it is definitely not Capella.

5. Sedum Clavatum

This Tender Sedum from Mexico can only be found in one gorge in Mexico (Ticalatengo Gorge). I have just transferred it into a bigger pot. It can tolerate a little bit of frost but not to much. I will store it in an “insulated” cold frame over winter

6. Aeonium Leucoblephaum

This plant has wonderful leaves with a strong centre strip and a wonderful place orange/brown hue on the edge of the leaves. A native to Yemen, Somalia and Ethiopia this may prove challenging to keep outdoors in the winter even in the cold frame.

Well that is my Six on Saturday. Next weekend I am off to sunny Cornwall for a week where gardens visits will be a plenty.

Thanks for reading.

6 Comments Add yours

  1. fredgardener says:

    I didn’t know the Rosularia Sedoides and the white starry flowers resemble those of the sempervivum ( the pinks that I have on mine) Does it grow up like them?

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    1. No Fred they don’t grow up like the Sempervivums

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  2. janesmudgeegarden says:

    They are very interesting plants. When do they flower? And do they flower for very long or is it all over in no time? I have only one sempervivum which I bought online, and it has withstood all the ravages of the frost, but is yet to flower or grow pups. Enjoy Cornwall!

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    1. Some of them flower in the Spring, the Sedum Clavatum and the Sempervivums start flowering middle of May. Sempervivums are very hardy when it comes to frost…

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  3. Rosularia is a completely new plant to me. It looks so dainty and how lovely that it flowers without the plant below then dying. Enjoy Cornwall. I’m hoping to get there next weekend to visit family

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  4. tonytomeo says:

    There are a few sempervivums at work that are doing quite nicely. We found them in a the storage nursery and put them into one of the new small landscapes. I do not know where they came from or what they are, but I feel badly that they were likely part of someone’s collection that was dropped off for us when the collector passed away. We inherit a few plants that way.

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