Hello and welcome to this weeks mid week catch up of my exploits in the garden during this prolonged period of gardening leave.
I was shocked when writing the title as I did not realise we had been in Lockdown for 6 weeks. It doesn’t seem to be that long but then again time seems to have no meaning during these strange times. Time seems not to be a constant anymore just something you refer to once in a while when you are confused what day it is.
After struggling a bit over the weekend to get my head around what is going on I have managed to go for a couple of relatively long walks and I am glad to say my ankle seems to be holding up, after having trouble with it. So in May I will be walking more which will mean less time in the garden but at the moment the garden seems to be going along by itself just fine.
Something strange happened yesterday and we actually had some rain for the first time in what must be 6 weeks. It was light and only lasted half and hour but hey it was a start.
Her is this weeks mini blog which features succulent flowers.
1. Sedum Palmeri
A favourite of mine. This sedum is actually late flowering compared to last year. Looking back in my blogs I can see this flowered end of February last year. As you can see true flowers are a vibrant yellow colour in a star shape and have long yellow stamen. The flowers cluster together like a chandelier. When it stops flowering I will put the plant in a lightly shaded area so it can recover and start growing for next spring.
2. Crassula Springtime
This is the first time this has flowered this year and I have had to be patient for the flower buds to open. I noticed that it had produced a flower bud beginning of January and it just opened 10 hays ago. Again as you can see the flowers are star shaped with light pink petals and a dark pink centre. After time all the flowers will open into a Pom Pom of pink that looks a Strawberry Bom Bom.
3. Echeveria Oderoii
Echeverias have rather strange flower as you can see. Most of them are bell shaped and red, pink, orange or yellow but some flowers can open. One thing for sure is they are certainly beautiful and striking. Most Echeverias produce flower after flower on what I can only describe as a conveyor belt and the flowering period can last for a long time during the summer. I will include more pictures of Echeveria flowers in future blogs. This Echeveria is a South Korean Hybrid which I got from a supplier in France.
That’s it for this weeks mini blog I hope you have enjoyed it. Until next week goodbye.