Six on Saturday 1st February 2020

Hello and welcome to a some what late SOS this week.

I have decided to try and write a SOS every Saturday up until the end of November but I got somewhat distracted at the end of week with work, The weather has been all over the place this week. We had a couple of wintry showers last weekend followed by mild wintry weather at the end of the week.

Here is my six.

1. Sedum Rupestre Lemon Ball.

I bought this plant 18 months ago and for some reason it has struggled. I don’t know why. Found a couple of small patches last autumn and planted them in one of my Sedum Nursery troughs. The signs this year are promising and I will be leaving these in here as long as possible and hopefully by then I will have established plants.

2. Some of my Succulent collection

When I came home got work today it had started to rain so I lifted the lid of one of my cold frames to give part of my of my collecting their first water for 4 months. Thankfully due to the mild winter I have only lost 3 or 4 plants.

3. Aquilegia Salmon Rose

Grown from seed last Spring these are starting to sprout new growth. I have really started to take to grown Perennials from seed and I have bought a couple of packets of seed last week and will be planting them next week.

4. Sempervivums Calcareum

As you may know I plant a lot of pictures at the moment. Partly because I have hardly anything else at the moment to take pictures of and partly because I have that many. This one is planted directly into one of my front borders without any drainage and it always performs well.

5. Heuchera Haircut

Last weekend I gave all my Heucheras a strong haircut. Most of the lighter varieties suffered from rust spots last year. So I have trimmed all the leaves and disposed of the leaves. I will take cuttings from some of the plants in March.

6. Alium Christophi

Last weekend before the mini cold spell started I lifted a couple of half pots I had in half terracotta pots and put them in to much bigger plastic spots. As you can see the mild weather has meant they are growing vigorously.

That is my six for this week.

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Until next week goodbye.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. A few years ago I grew several perennials from seed and I was really quite successful. The aquilegias are now seeding everywhere, the perennial geranium is taking over the garden, the cerinthe major keeps coming back and the heuchera is reliable too. I think I might give my heuchera a short back and sides, the centre of yours has very healthy shoots.


  2. fredgardener says:

    My aquilegias look like yours and I wanted to talk about them next week. I will do it ! About the heucheras you trimmed hard! But if the leaves were sick they had to be removed, right.

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    1. Yup that is what I was thinking. Try and get rid of the rust spots…

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  3. The bright colour of the Sedum ‘lemon ball’ is striking! What a contrast it will be for other darker leaf plants! My Heucheras are looking great at the moment, and I will have to keep a lookout for signs of rust …I did not realise they were susceptible to rust.

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    1. Thanks. Yes I was surprised about the rust as well. It was mostly on the lighter coloured ones.

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  4. Lora Hughes says:

    I was also taken w/the lemon ball sedum. Very welcomed colour, this time of year. I image searched that columbine & wow! Really quite lovely. They compared it to a clematis bloom, but it was the colour that knocked my socks off. Can’t wait to see it in flower later this year.

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    1. Yes I can’t wait to see the Salmon Rose Aquilegia as well.


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