Six on Saturday 10th July 2021

Hello and welcome to this weeks Six on Saturday.

Thank you for all your kind comments this week. Jam slowly feel better and have managed on average 2 hours per day in the garden. I have not been doing anything strenuous and ace been mostly potting and propagating succulents.

Last week we had our first significant rain for a while and the garden has been given a real boost by this. Some plants are starting to become real thugs and I think I am going to do some thinning in the autumn.

Here is my six on Saturday which this week is a succulent special. Purely because it was easier to take photo’s at the potting bench.

1. Echeveria Black Prince

I lost a lot of succulents last year due to the fact I due to the illness I didn’t have time to put some. Under colour. I thought I had lost 2 Black Princes so imagine my delight when I found this baby hiding away in one of my pots. I have re planted this and it is taking pride of place on my table. It must have come from a discarded leaf which obviously has propagated in the Spring.

2. Sempervivum Rosie

One of my favourite Semps this year. Just a perfect looking specimen.

3. Sempervivum Virgil

Another favourite of mine this year. I really like the colouring of this.

4. Graptoveria Alpengrow

I lost most of my adult plants of Graptoveria Alpenglow but luckily I managed to save a tray of rooted leaves. This is one of the stand out plants. It has very striking colours this year.

5. Sedum Rubrotinctum

I lost all my Sedum Rubrotinctum last year and found some nice healthy plants on Ebay. So theses were this was the first plant I bought this year. I managed to spot it into 15 different mini plants and all doing well. I have found some more healthy plants on Ebay and I have ordered these to arrive next week.

6. Sempervivum Autumn Fire

This plant has small but perfectly formed rosettes. The tips are red and the colour intensifies to a reddy brown the more sun it gets.

That’s my six for this week. I am sorry if I didn’t reply to any comments you left last week bit I will make a point of replying to those today.

Lastly only one more thing to say. COME ON RNGLAND!!!!

Thanks for reading.

10 Comments Add yours

  1. A perfect Six-on-Saturday! Your sempervivums continue to thrive and are all looking so healthy. I hope you continue feeling better, I’m sure the “Garden therapy” a couple of hours a day will help. Look after yourself, Six-on-Saturday wasn’t the same without you and your sempervivums.

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    1. Thanks Granny slowly getting there. Unfortunately I have piled on the weight so hopefully gardening will get some down.

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  2. fredgardener says:

    Hi Paul , you’re back with your succulents again: great… ! Here too the sempervivums will soon bloom

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    1. Thanks Fred. What’s the weather been like on France? I am looking on in horror at Germany and the lowland countries. Terrible floods

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      1. fredgardener says:

        Not like in Germany or Belgium… Eastern France had a lot of rain but no flooding. Even in my garden in NW of France, we’ve had 92mm of rain since early July. In the last few years we had about 30-50mm per full month of July

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      2. Yeah the South Coast of England has had a long period of rain but us up North has had relatively little. We had one full day of rain which was very much welcome.

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  3. tonytomeo says:

    Is this your second week back since last . . . autumn or so? Goodness, I have been so out of contact that I can not remember; but it seems like it has been a while.

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    1. Yes it is my second week back since last autumn. I hope all is well across there Tony

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  4. I also lost several succulents to the wet winter and spring. ‘Black Prince’ is such a good doer isn’t it. Does your Graptoveria drop it’s leaves? I have G. ‘Acaulis’ (I think) and leaves seem to fall with the slightest touch. On the plus side, they grow easily

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    1. Yes Black Prince is a cracker. I have Graptoveria Acaulis and I know exactly what you mean about that one and it happens with others. However the leaves are self propagating so not that bad.


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