Hello and welcome to this weeks mini blog on my weekly exploits in the garden.
I am a little bit late with the blog this week because I lost track of time which is not difficult to do at this moment in history. We had actual rain last rain proper rain and the government looked fantastic and was given a welcome boost. More of the same please but not as much as last summer!
This week I am going to be featuring Aeoniums which usually go dormant over the late spring and colour but still offer a focal point in the garden.
1. New Aeoniums eventually!
Before the lockdown started I ordered some Aeoniums from Surreal Succulents. The lockdown started and a couple of weeks passed and I had not received them so I emailed them and they apologised and said they were sorry and another sent them out again. Another couple of weeks passes and they still hadn’t arrived so I E mailed them again on Tuesday and they sent them out for the third time and they arrived yesterday which I was delighted about. I have to say that despite not receiving them for 6 weeks the customs service has been fantastic. The question is now where did the other plants go Royal Mail?
2. A. Emerald Fire
This looks plant look fantastic at the moment. It has lovely lime green leaves that when exposed to long periods of direct sunlight have a brown stripe going down the centre of the leaf. The edges of the bottom leaves also turn a lovely orange yellow colour due to the distress caused by the sun but like all succulents the bottom leaves will die at some point. I don’t keep any of my Aeoniums in long periods of sunlight and this one is around the front of the house on a North facing wall and gets sunlight first thing in the morning and last thing at night. At the end of summer I will move these around to to a South facing area.
3. Aeonium Mariner L’Apostlle
This Aeonium is found in Southern France. Increased sunlight highlights fantastic pink striations and the edges also turn pink. Another one that catches the eye.
That’s it for this weeks minion blog.
I hope everybody and their family is keeping well.
Thanks for reading.