Hello and welcome to this weeks SOS
This is my first SOS for 2 weeks. As I said before I am finding it harder to rake photo’s st this time of the year as it is always dark when I leave for work and come hime from work. This is not my favourite time of the year but I have managed to potter around the garden this morning as it has been a beautiful sunny morning.
Here is my SOS. It is short and sweet.
1. Winter (soon to be Festive) succulent display.
I love Christmas but within reason. Although I am far from religous I do think Christmas should be celebrated with family, friends and it is a time eof giving. However in the last 20 years for me it has got far to commercialised and pressurised. It lasts to long! I shall get into the Spirit of Christmas after my works do on the 13th December but until then bah humbug. I planted this display this morning. At the moment it is my “winter” display but of course this will change in the middle of December.
2. Seasonal Cactus plant that comes from Brazil
I bought this Cactus when I popped into the Royal Botanical gardens for a wee break last week. The colurs are so vivid it was difficult to take a photo. It was bursting with buds so I just had to have it.
3. Potting Bench
One of the best things I did garden wise this year was get this potting bench made. I took this phito a couple of weeks ago with spme of my succulents enjoying the Autumn sun. This has been a great success.
4. Saxifraga Pink Mist
I bought 5 of these Japanese hybrids at the beginning of Autumn from Edron Nurseries in Berwickshire. Thes are what I call double whammy plants. Beautiful vibrant leaves in various shades of green and pink and red flowers. This one is called Pink Mist and it is the best performing.
5. Aeonium Maximus
You might remember that a couple of months ago I wrote that I had sheered off this Aeonum from it’s routes. I replanted it and I am glad to say it is doing weel. So well I just notice a couple of babies ths morning.
6. Aubertia getting ready to explode.
Autumn can be the season of decay and die back but it can also be the season of rejuvenation. I noticed this plant was looking healthy whenI walked past it today anf by the looks of it it is going to be spectacular next spring. At the front of the pjcture is a Delosperma that will hoepfully over winter in the ground but I have got some cuttings growing as a back up.
That was my SOS. I am off for a walk, a few beers and to watch tbe rugby. Have a great week.
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