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Sempervivum succulents/houseleeks?

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 19:40

I pulled a couple of babies off today and potted them up. Not sure if I did it correctly though. Is there any particular technique for doing this?

Kerria japonica 'Pleniflora' pruning

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 19:36

Thanks, I'll have a go at pruning it when its stopped flowering. So does it flower on the previous years growth?

Kerria japonica 'Pleniflora' pruning

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 19:48

Im after some pruning advice please for my Kerria japonica 'Pleniflora'. So far ive never pruned mine as im not sure how.

Ive read that is falls into pruning group 3, and needs a third of its stems cutting down to ground level each year. But when is the best time of the year to do this? Should it be done late spring after flowering to allow new growth this year?

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/KerriajaponicaPleniflora.jpg

Sempervivum succulents/houseleeks?

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 21:50

They look great Wintersong. So do the crowns/rosettes only grow to a certain size? And do they spread by growing babies at the sides?

Sempervivum succulents/houseleeks?

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 20:55

Thanks everyone. Nice photo lilylouise

I popped to my local garden centre today and they had them on offer, 7 for £10, so I bought 7 .

How large do they spread? And how quickly do they spread? I have 4 planters that Im going to put them in, each planter is about 12" x 12" square. Sould I just put a couple in each and see what happens, or should I cram more in?

Thanks

Sempervivum succulents/houseleeks?

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 21:40

Wintersongs photo (below) has inspired me to grow some Sempervivum succulents. Can anyone please recommend an online supplier of these plants? Id like to grow them in my grey slate pots on the patio as I think they would contrast well, but I need to read up on how to look after them also.

Cheers

Wintersong wrote (see)
http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/6923.jpg?width=350



 

What to do!!

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 17:41
figrat wrote (see)
http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h342/figrat/017-1.jpg



Some focal points just don't really work, do they?

Your right. After reshaping the lawn it gave me some much deeper borders to plant out. I bought quite a lot of small foxglove & lupin plants quite cheap from a DIY store which helped to fill the borders cheaply.

After the changes its now a much nicer place to sit out in. Heres a photo taken from the same spot as the one above...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/0422-1.jpg


     

Garden Gallery

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 17:30

Wintersong wrote (see

Nice photos wintersong, whats the name of this plant please?

So, here's what got me out in  the rain today:

 
http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/6923.jpg?width=350

What to do!!

Posted: 24/04/2012 at 23:04

Alina W is right, reshaping the lawn with curves makes a big difference. I did this to my lawn a few days after moving into our current house.

Heres a photo of how it looked the day we moved in...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/017-1.jpg

And how it looked a few days later...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/007.jpg

 And the following year...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/garden15.jpg

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