Hello and welcome tho this weeks late edition of SOS.
I went to see Lewis Capaldi in Scarborough last night and stayed overnight and visited Whitby on the way home this morning. Gardening opportunities have increased this week and I have spent most of the week inspecting my Succulents after a wetter than usual summer and I have featured some of the results below.
After a busy August it has been nice just spending a few minutes in the garden having a cup of tea and taking stock of things. AhG needs moved, what needs split and what needs pruned, by how much and when.
Here is this weeks Six
1. Actae Simplex
I featured the buds a couple of weeks ago and they have now opened. They are one of my favourite flowers. Small and white with hints of pink they will flower through most of the Autumn and add interest and colour along with the lush brown foliage.
2. Fuschia Annabelle
Another of the the Fuchsias I bought for a £1 I bought at Morrisons and it is growing at pace. The flowers while pretty seem to always have a slight blemish on them. Hopefully the 2 Fuchsias that I have bought will survive the winter. They are not planted in the garden they are planted in a planter with a trellis so I should be able to protect them easier than on the border over winter.
3. Gaillardia and friend
I think this is Gaillardia African Sunset but I don’t know what the insect is? Carpenter bee?Entomology has never been a strong point one thing for sure is it loves the sun.
4. Sedum Red Cauli
This is actually a cutting. The main plant has been ravaged by slugs and snail. All my Hypotele…thingys….sorry Sedums have take a bartering with wet this summer. It’s been a tough year for them.
5. Echeveria Cameo
As I said I the introduction I inspected some of my Succulents this week and I am pleased to say that only a couple of the. Seems to have any serious damage. This one E. Cameo has been damaged by some grubs eating the stem. They might have been vine weevils. This plant was planted in a richer soil mixture than normal and in hindsight I should have added more grit. I have cut the damaged portion of the stem off and replanted it and it should survive and as you can see it is producing babies.
6. Aeonium Sunburst
I arrived home from work on Tuesday to find that the plant had snapped. I am not sure if it was because of bugs or the fact the stem has really been very thin and never thickened. As you can see from this mini disaster has come opportunity and I now have 4 plants.
Well that was my Six. I have actually surprised myself. I though I was going to struggle with a six but saw loads of new stuff when walking around the garden this afternoon.
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Until next week goodbye.