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
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Until next time goodbye!