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Succulents advise

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 16:59

It really does depend on what you mean by succulents too. Sedums (and associated genera) are classed as succulents and many of them are as tough as old boots. Sempervivums are succulents and they too are toughies.

Ok, if the sand is sharp and the drainage is good, then I would add a non-peat compost or leaf mould and 5-7mm grit. Say about 1/3 sand/ 1/3 grit and the rest compost. Succulents do not need too much food.

I would avoid any thing with peat in it, not because of any 'green' issues with its use, but because the dreaded Vine weevil love peat. And the insectcicdes used to kill the grubs will kill the succulents.

Sterilised top soil would be ok if that is what you can get easily.

Anything else?

John Wayne is big leggy!

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 13:40

Pruning after the Catkins have finished is exaclty the right time to do it.

Succulents advise

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 13:39

I assume that water does not collect in the old sandpit? And what kind of sand is in it?

If it made good sand castles then it may not be much use for growing anything in. Soft sand (good castle making stuff) twends to stick together in lumps. Sharp sand is what you need for drainage.

 

So exciting!

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 10:47

You will be amazed at how quickly things colonise your pond. We had a large water beetle arrive while we were watching the last few drops of rain fill ours.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 20:50

And some in the garden

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/32694.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 Aster ericoides horizontalis

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/32695.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 Gypsophila tenuifolia

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/32696.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 Allium thunbergii album

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/32697.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 Allium thunbergii

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/32698.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 Anemone japonica Honorine de Joubert

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 20:47

Still a lot of colour about too.

These are in the Alpine house

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/32689.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 Campanula fragilis

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/32690.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 Oxalis perdicaria Maloborba

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/32691.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 Oxalis perdicaria Cetrino

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/32692.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 Oxalis Anne Christie

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/32693.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 Oxalis hirta

Linseed is different from flaxseed grown for fibres

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 20:42

Snap.

Linseed is different from flaxseed grown for fibres

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 20:42

Linum usitatissimum is the one used to produce Linseed oil.

As far as I can find out, this is also the one used to produce the fibres used to make Linen.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 14:29

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/32677.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 Shade House

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/32678.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 Tunnel right

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/32679.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 Tunnel left.

Hope they all survive the Winter.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 14:27

All the frames (and we have a 30 foot long run of them) are full of baby plants, the Tunnel is full of baby plants, the shade house is full of plants, her greenhouse is full of seedlings and the Cuttings frame is packed with not ready to plant up baby plants. I think I might have gone a tad over the top this year.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/32672.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 The greenhouse

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/32673.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 A frame

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/32674.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 A frame

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/32675.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 Cuttings frame

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/32676.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 More full frames

 

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