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Aeonium 'Zwartkop':- over-wintering.

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 11:10

I agree Hostafan1

Aeonium 'Zwartkop':- over-wintering.

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 13:12

Used to live in Winchester (Hampshire) but love it here, wouldn't live anywhere else.

My mum gives me plants from her garden in Hampshire and tells me that they will grow to X height.  I plant them down here and they end up twice the size!

Aeonium 'Zwartkop':- over-wintering.

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 13:06

This is true, although I am an incomer! Married a Cornish boy.  Been here for 15+ years so not quite 'local' yet!

Aeonium 'Zwartkop':- over-wintering.

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 08:24

Usually pretty mild here on the north coast too but we did have a good few days of frosty weather last year.

After discovering them, I did bring them inside in the vain hope that they may survive, but no luck unfortunately

Aeonium 'Zwartkop':- over-wintering.

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 08:01

I think I have mentioned on a previous thread that I put mine in a potting shed last year and lost most of them as they froze and went mushy (even down here in Cornwall).  Won't be doing that again!

They are now in my conservatory along with all my other succulents.

Some of the aeonium leaves are starting to wilt but I'm not really going to worry as they tend to perk up again when they are put outside again.

I tend to take any cuttings in late spring once its been outside for a bit and livened up.


Then and Now.....

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 07:55

Yes Penelope, views in the summer when the tide is in and all the boats are out are amazing.

When to move a Cardoon?

Posted: 28/10/2015 at 13:34

Good luck - I had a couple in the wrong place and tried to move them a couple of years ago and had no luck due to the roots, they weren't going anywhere!!!  So the ones I wanted to move, I now cut down regularly throughout the growing period so they just have foliage.  The others that are in the right place are allowed to flower and seed.

Strange problem....

Posted: 28/10/2015 at 13:21

Put my wellies on last Autumn to take the dog out.  Felt that there was something in the toe but not enough for me to take them off in the middle of a field.  Got home to find a huge (but squashed) spider in there! (bleurgh)

Friends for roses

Posted: 28/10/2015 at 13:18

I was also going to suggest lavender or hardy geraniums (Nimbus is my fave - a lovely mauvy/blue) perhaps underplanted with alliums.

Pruning Sambucus Nigra black lace

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 15:14

I think mine does too - thought it was next door's tom cat though!

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