Six on Saturday 22nd December 2018

Hello and welcone to this weeks SOS.

The winter solstice has come and gone and the days are getting longer….slowly. Hopefully Spring will be just around the corner and in the next few months the garden will spring into life.

Christmas prepartions are going well so I will spend some time in the garden this morning.

Here is my SOS.

1. Aqualegia Salmon Rose seedlings.

The perennials I planted in September seem to be going well. I was not a big seed grower but the Propagrator got me hooked. I planted 4 different packets of seeds and all are doing well.

2. Aeonium Emerald Flame

A small low growing hybrid Aeonium this has taking on some wonderful reddy brown colour on it’s tips. This is in my mini gravel garden. Hopefully it will produce some chicks next year.

3. Geum Cuttings doing well

I butchered my Geum Lady Strathden in the summer whem I tried to split it in half. I stuck some stalks in the fround and all of them are coming on really well. Will put them on pots soon and give some to my sister.

4. Sedum Rubritincoum

A perrenial favourite also known as the Jelly Bean plant. As the weather is milder I have put most of my succulents outside to get some direct sunlight. Whilst succulents do well in the house it is always good for them to be outside reaping the benefits of the sun.

5. Choisya Ternata

A £2 special from Morrisons in early autumn this shrub is thriving in the wet dam weather. What’s not to like….bargain!

6. Sedum Lineare Silverstar

Grown from a couple of cuttings this is a vibrant plant with really nice foliage. In the foreground is Cremosedum Crocodile which as you can see has dark green leaves that turn brown and leathery. This is one of my favourites.

That is my SOS and will likely be my last one this year.

I would like to wish everybody Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and I hope Garden Santa is kind to you.

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Thanks for reading and commenting on my blog thoughout the year.

14 Comments Add yours

  1. fredgardener says:

    Geum are resistant plants. AS you probably saw in my Six, mine is still in bloom this morning !
    Lovely Cremosedum Crocodile, I didn’t know that species

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    1. Thanks Fred. Yest the Cremosedum Crocodile is certainly different.

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  2. What an interesting and varied Six-on-Saturday. I cringe when John K keeps reminding me that “Green is a colour” when I complain that there’s no colour in the garden, but you have reinforced his point, none of your Six-on-Saturday look the same! Happy Christmas.

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    1. Thanks Granny. Merry Christmas!

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  3. One Man And His Garden Trowel says:

    That Silverstar has a really pretty leaf. I remember the geum butchering! Nice to see the cuttings did well.

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    1. Yes it is a lovely leaf. Merry Christmas

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  4. A lovely sos this week I particularly like th silver star

    Merry Christmas:)

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    1. Thank you and a Merry Christmas to you

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    2. And a very Merry Christmas to you Pigler

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  5. janesmudgeegarden says:

    I like the Sedum Silverstar too. Nothing like a variegated leaf to lift colour in the garden. I’m new to Geums this year so it’s good to know they can be divided.

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  6. cavershamjj says:

    Hiya, good work with your seeds, the seedlings look very bonny. Have a super Christmas, see you anon.

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  7. Well done with your bargain Choisya, I love the smell of the foliage and the flowers. Yet more interesting succulents to desire. Enjoy the Christmas break

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  8. tonytomeo says:

    tee hee – jelly beans. I have not seen them in a while. I got some bit a few years ago, but the rabbits ate them. I got burro’s tail too, but it is not looking so good right now. I am not at all familiar with Sedum lineare.

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