Six on Saturday 23rd November 2019

Hello and welcome to this weeks Six on Saturday.

This is a late Six on Saturday this Week as it is getting difficult to find things to write about.

Garden opportunities have been zilch this week due to work and the dark nights at the beginning of the week we had our first bad frost but the weather has got warmer towards the end. It’s that time of the year I am starting to count down to your favourite day at the end of December….no not Christmas Day the 22nd December when the days get longer.

Here is my six for this week.

1. Orostachys Spinosa

What a difference 7 months mate. The above photo was taken back in May and the rosettes were plump and healthy. These extremely hardy succulents have now gone into their dormant period for winter. They can survive to ridiculously cold temperatures in Siberia and Mongolia up to minus 35 degrees centigrade. They don’t like to get to wet so I have put them in a sheltered position on a old bookcase I have in the garden. At the end of February signs of green should show and within 3 months they should look like the to photo.

2. Sedum Makinoi

A native of Japan this is a evergreen plant which leaves turn into wonderful autumnal colour at this time of year. After taking along time to establish itself it is now establish itself. It should produce yellow flowers in the springs

3. Sedum Nussbaurenaium

A bit of a mouthful this is also known as Coopertone Sedum. As with many of the most interesting Semi Hardy sedums it is a native of Mexico. In strong lights the leaves will turn a reddy brown hence they name Coppertone. The above picture shows how easy propagating some succulents can be, as you can see some of the leaves that I have pulled off are starting to sprout and form small plants.

4. Sedum Pachyphyllum Nejedelly

Another native of Mexico this plant and the Coppertone Sedum in the previous post is in the mini greenhouse I featured last week. As you can see from the pictures of both plants both are doing really well in the said green house. As it is supposed to be mild for the next few days I will keep the flap open to allow them to breath and not get to damp. This plant is also now as the Pork and Bean plant and fro.m the above photo you can see why.

5. Digitalis and Aquilegia seedlings.

These plants are still with me which is good. I sowed these last spring and only kept a few of each. They will he planted into any spaces I will have next year. The planes are Digitalis Stewartii a perennial digitalis and Aquilegia Alchemist Gold. I need to have to have a think what plants I will grow from seeds next year.

6. Schlumberga (Thanks Giving Cactus)

I bought this last year and it is growing at a fast rate. Jim Stevens planted a photo of this variety a couple of weeks ago. I did ha e the name but at the moment it escapes me. The flowers rally do light up a damp and dark Saturday afternoon.

That is my Six

If you want to write one it is not that difficult. As always to find out how six on Saturday works please follow the following link The Propagator. The don of Six on Saturday.

There probably won’t be a six next weekend.

Until next time goodbye!

13 Comments Add yours

  1. That’s a lovely selection! I’m sure you still have plenty of succulents you could feature in future weeks. I feel better now, thank you.😀


  2. fredgardener says:

    Has your newly introduced mini-greenhouse been sufficient to protect your plants from -3°C in recent days? Seeing your succulents I’d say yes.

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  3. Heyjude says:

    The Orostachys Spinosa is gorgeous! Hope it does come back next spring. I have pre-ordered some sedums for my wall project next year and I’ll also order some more sempervivums next year too. It’s been fun seeing all your wonderful succulents this year. And like you, I am looking forward to 22 December!


  4. That first photo is great. It’s hard to believe the first two are the same plant. No. 4 is very cute.

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  5. I so agree with you! Can’t wait for December 22nd and lengthening days. Of course here in MA, thats when Winter’s cold begins too…

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  6. GREAT SIX! If it helps to pronounce the name of your Sedum nussbaurenaium, it is a synonym of Sedum adolphii. It is much easier to pronounce.

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    1. Thanks for your kind comments. I always thought the 2 plants were slightly different. I have both and they are slightly different. My Adolphi is more Lime Green in colour.

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      1. There are cultivars of S. adolphii. I have S. adolphii and the cultivar called ‘Firestorm’. Once I bought a S. adolphii and S. nussbaumerianum from different sources and they looked prety much alike. I was a newbie then and thought I was buying two different species. I have seen them at Lowe’s with HUGE leaves and wondered what kind of super fertilizer they used. 🙂

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  7. Mala Burt says:

    I love your selections. I need to find more sedums that will survive our winters.

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  8. Lora Hughes says:

    I was also surprised that the 1st 2 photos were the same plant. I wonder how many get tossed out when they pulled themselves like that. So amazing. That Thanksgiving cactus is beautiful. I agree w/Granny that you’ll have plenty of succulents to show over winter. Come on 22/12!

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  9. tonytomeo says:

    -35 Centigrade is still cold in Fahrenheit! That’s -31! (I really don’t now how the conversion works.) That is cold for any perennial, and even colder for a succulent!

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    1. Thanks Tony. It is somewhere between -30 and -35

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      1. tonytomeo says:

        Anything preceded by a ‘-‘ is a problem.

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