Hello and welcome to tbis weeks SOS.
Well the days seem to be getting shorter with a pace now and we have even had our first ground frost but there still is a lot of work to be done in the garden. Paths need cleanrd, borders need tidied and garden furniture to be put in the shed until next year. The only problem is however is the nights are drawing in. Thankfully I am off thsi weekend so will hopefully get most of these jobs completed.
The garden has experienced it’s first ground frost this week and my last Dahlia is still holding in there. No doubt I will have to dig it up soon but it is still producin large amounts of big yellow flowers.
Here is my SOS
1. Sempervivum Blue Elf
A low growing dense sedum with blue greyish leaves it produces hundreds of pink flowers. It is the worlds first Sedum and Orostachys inter genetic hybrid. Produced as part of the Sunsparkler series by American plant breeder Chris Hansen. I really like the look of this plant and the cut of it’s jib. It is supposed to be semi hardy so I will have to protect it over tbe winter. Apparently unlicensed propogation is prohibited. Question does this apply in the UK and the reet of tbe world or just the UK?
2. Clematis John Paul II
It’s left it late but this Clematis has just started flowering this week! Some of you might remeber I bought 2 of these to remind me of my mate JP (John Paul) who died in a car crash 2 years ago. Hopefully this plant will flower a bit earlier next year.
3. Bridge of Sighs Rose.
Another plant that has just started to flower. I bought this a couple of months ago to grow up my Arch. I am looking forward to see how this grows next year.
4. Sedum Sandra Mottram babies
I have taken some leaf cuttings of Sedum Sandra Mottram and pleasingly they seem to be pretty prolific. This plant truly is a cracker. Found growing by Ray Mottram in 1997 his succulent collection. It was a chance hybrid between Sedum Lucidium and Sedum Treleasi. The leaves are plump and juicy and a nice colour of green. Also in this picture you can see 3 new Aeonium cuttings I received from Germany yesterday, Aeonium Variegata Tricolour Cristata and Aeonium Lindleyi Variegata and one uknown Echeveria baby.
5. Dahlia Tee Set
This dahlia is by far my best dahlia. The only one planted directly in my main border it has just thrived. Needless to say I will be planting more dwhlias in the main border next year.
6. Aeonium Voodoo
An Aeonium I bought in the spring Voodoo has wonderful vivid colours. In the forefront is a couple of cuttings of Aeonium firecracker. Like most succulents some of the hybrids Aeonium hybrids look the same to me indeed I have 2 other Aeoniums Cyclops and Ice Warrior that look almost identical to me. Perhaps I need to train my eye better!
That is my SOS.
It looks like it is going to be a warmish day so I am off out to potter around the garden.
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Enjoy your gardening week.