Six on Saturday 16th October 2021

Hello and welcome to this weeks Six on Saturday.

I didn’t post a blog last week partly because I am busy with planning some DIY projects and partly because I am returning close to the hours I used to work.

Not much is happening at the moment garden wise as I am still planning my new border which hopefully will be built by the end of the year, ready to be planted up next spring.

1. New Heucheras

Thankfully I seem to have found a sweet spot in the garden where Heucheras flourish.  It’s a shaded area at the back of the garden which gets a little bit of sunlight on the summer but the plants have to work to get it and they seem to like it.  Pictured we have Heuchera Buttered Rum (inspired by Jude in Cornwall), Heucherella Brass Lanterns and Heuchera Silver Gumdrops

2.  Rosularia Display

I have grown Rosularia Sedoides now for a few years and it flourishes in the couple of pots I have got it in.  I found a few more varieties of Rosularia in the Summer from a nursery in Wales and bought them.  During the summer I had got someone local to build some wooden planters about 30cm sq and 20cm deep so I planted them in one of the planters.  As you can see they are thriving at the moment.  The new plants are Rosularia Aizoon, Rosularia Chrysantha and Rosularia Sempervivum ssp Glaucophylla.  As you may have guessed with the last name the Rosularia are closely related to Sempervivums and they can be found mostly in Turkey and the Caucasus region in Southern Europe and Asia.  They are not as hardy as Sempervivums but should still survive a British winter.  Unlike Sempervivums slugs and snails love them and you need to put them somewhere in UK the garden they will not get eaten.

3. Sedum Palmeri

I lost this plant last winter due to the cold winter. It’s usually hardy but obviously it didn’t like the cold snap last March. It is one of my favourite early spring plants because of the candelabra of yellow flowers it produces ar the end of February. I scoured Ebay and found an absolute bargain. A whole half seed tray for £9.99. Needless to say if there is any sign of severe weather this year theae will be covered with fleece.

4. Anyone seen my Lucky Charms

I planted this Oxalis in the wrong position last year and it didn’t perform very well. So I planted the bulbs I’m a corner of one of the troughs I have got some of my spare sempervivums in and as you can see they are spreading like wildfire. It will be interesting to see how this turns out but I think I will have to move the Sempervivums at some point.

5. Semi Hardy Succulents tucked up for winter

I have gone from working from 3 days a week to working 4 days now. Luckily I am working from home now so get to spend break time and lunch time in the garden. On Friday I spent a good 5 hours in the garden checking things over and tool the opportunit to look for any damages to my suucuoents or if there were any slug and snails hiding anywhere. They should be comfy there but of wee her a particularly cold snap I will put fleece over them.

6. Sedum Rubrotinctum Auroa

A mutation of the original Sedum Rubrotinctum this plant caught the eye this weeks. The cotton pink colours look good enough to eat and you can see why they are called the Jelly Bean plant.

That’s my six for this week.  It looks like The weather this weekend is going to be as they say changeable in the extreme so gardening opportunities might be limited.

Until next week goodbye.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Heyjude says:

    I love the Jelly Bean and your planters! I hope your plants stay safe this winter.

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  2. fredgardener says:

    That Sedum Rubrotinctum ! so tiny and so cute… I’m also amazed by the cold frame so tidy…

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  3. tonytomeo says:

    Oh my! Oxalis! You know, while digging items from my mother’s garden, I managed to get some identified oxalis that was already quite established in 1976. I could have left it behind, and discarded the bit that came with the other plants, . . . but didn’t. Hey, it is not too invasive. It just won’t die.

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  4. It must be very satisfying looking into your coldframe. The Oxalis leaf is very pretty, I’m glad it survived for you.


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