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Sempervivum succulents/houseleeks?

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 23:01

Yes and yes

The sizes in my photos are about fully grown and as mentioned already, flowering rosettes die but you get loads of babies as replacement that you can just leave attached or gently pull off (they come with a teeny tap root) and re-pot. They are very vigorous if kept dry from rot and extremely easy. And the colours and displays in summer are beautiful. They have a happy look about them in full sun.

I need more red ones for variety and last year I bought a bluish Echeveria Elegans which looked a gonna this winter but it's sprouting from lower down the base, so I am thrilled!

April in Your Garden

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 21:59

It's all about the form and texture and play of colours to my eye and I adore those super landscape views you get at the huge posh gardens (or countryside) but since mine is nether huge nor posh and I don't live at the edge of a cliff/woodland/moors I do it close up.

The last picture had me on all fours in very peculiar angles and the Bee shot ( I have a few Bee shots) normally has me being very still and just crazy clicking to get the best snaps. A lot are blurred and get edited out

My Acer only has leaves at the bottom

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 21:53

I had substancial die back on my oldest Acer last autumn, I cut out the dead wood this Spring.

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/7101.jpg?width=640&height=350&mode=max

 You can see the dead bit in this pic

April in Your Garden

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 21:45

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/7099.jpg?width=640&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/7100.jpg?width=640&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/7098.jpg?width=640&height=350&mode=max

Okay, some more photos to cheer everyone up (thats if you like them) I have thousands, but here's just a few...

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/7095.jpg?width=640&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/7096.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/7097.jpg?width=640&height=350&mode=max

April in Your Garden

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 21:26

I must invest in more spring flowers! I love taking flower photos and painting flowers.

It's a pretty old camera now a days, but I just love the extraordinary shapes and textures to be found in nature.

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/7091.jpg?width=640&height=350&mode=max

 Alliums from last May...

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/7092.jpg?width=640&height=350&mode=max

 I love ivy and have clumps of it growing in the borders...it makes mounds and doesn't flower and looks stunning to my eye...

Sempervivum succulents/houseleeks?

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 21:18

I'm always dividing mine, every summer. I have too many now! So some will go in the garden this year. They are so difficult to kill that a few spare ones sat in an empty seedtray all winter and they are still alive!

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/7088.jpg?width=448&height=336&mode=max

 

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/7089.jpg?width=336&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/7090.jpg?width=336&height=350&mode=max

April in Your Garden

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 20:42

Oh David Spikes! This is all happening today in your garden? How lovely it is looking!

My herbaceous growth is still languid

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 18:47

I pity your flood Rainjustlearning!

I have a nesting pair of Blackbirds in my Ivy, right above my kitchen window. I'm so happy about that 

April in Your Garden

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 18:39
kate1123 wrote (see)

Wintersong I thought Vine Weevils loved Sempervivums too ???

Never found any in me Sempervivums to date but I will certaintly keep a beady eye open thanks!

Garden Gallery

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 17:07

Really love this one. Well done you!

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