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Houseleeks ..like a mosaic...Lol.


Houseleeks ..like a mosaic...Lol.

From my latest blog : " Goodbye virus... hello SUNSHINE " :o)

Gee19 kindly sent me some houseleeks. I planted them in a circle, and they've now grown lots of little babies !



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Wow TT this is beautiful .....

14 May, 2010

 

Wow from me too

14 May, 2010

 

Hi Janette.. How are you ?
That was a quick response ! Thanks.
Your fingers must be flying across those computer keys this evening. :o)

Thank you Denise ...
... you're speedy on the keyboard tonight, too ! Lol.

14 May, 2010

 

its so pretty like a mosaic, lovely Terra ;o))

14 May, 2010

 

Hi Terratoonie
What a beautiful pot of houseleeks, the two colours are just great!

14 May, 2010

 

that is stunning TT

14 May, 2010

 

Thanks Sandra, Linda and Helen :o)
Sandra, I'm tempted to put this on GoYpedia Mosaics as well as Houseleeks !

14 May, 2010

 

Am fine thanks TT ,thanks for the compliment ,been a long time since i,ve been fast at anything lol

14 May, 2010

 

Lol. Janette... Speed isn't always an asset... ;o)

14 May, 2010

 

good idea Terra i think you should ;o)

14 May, 2010

 

Done..Lol. ;o)

14 May, 2010

 

;o))) lol

14 May, 2010

 

Like a crown TT, so pretty....

What will you do with all those babies?

14 May, 2010

 

Hi Pottygardener...
I'll send some babies to Powys if they are offered a good home ;o) x

14 May, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Wow ..it's beautiful TT ..like a kaleidoscope ... :o))

14 May, 2010

 

Its lovely

14 May, 2010

 

How on earth did you get it to grow like that?. Its shear poetry in motion. Its wonderful, symetrical, absolutely beautiful. Do you get the feeling I like it? lol and the colours how ?tell me how you grew it like that............Please

14 May, 2010

 

~ just what I was thinking Great~ It looks very artistic....I wouldn't mind trying a couple of babies too please?

14 May, 2010

 

That's AMAZING! Brilliant! :o)

14 May, 2010

 

Like a kaleidoscope view. :-))

14 May, 2010

 

That is a work of art, love it.

14 May, 2010

 

That's so perfect, it hardly looks real. I love it!

15 May, 2010

 

So pretty, I love it too.

15 May, 2010

 

Smashing pic TT....

15 May, 2010

 

that effect looks fantastic TT :))))

15 May, 2010

 

Harmonious....!!!!!
I was wondering what happened to you...but happy to hear that you're feeling better and back on track...all good wishes, regards Waheeda.
Ps your garden pics in your recent blog are stunning!

15 May, 2010

 

beautiful TT

15 May, 2010

 

Thanks Amy, Sixpence, Great, Arlene, Volval, David, Dotty, Lauram, Homebird, Alice, Grindle, Waheeda and Eileen ...

... the Houseleeks sort of grew this way themselves...
Yes, David, I agree ... the design reminds me of a Kaleidoscope... isn't nature clever...

Later in the year when the Houseleek babies have grown up, I can send some to other members to make their own Kaleidoscope or Mosaic patterns :o)

Will you be requiring poetry with your Houseleeks, like my poem blog from last year "Houseleek Babies" ? Lol. :o)

15 May, 2010

 

This one looks like a work of art; just fantastic! Really lovely :)

15 May, 2010

 

Hi Tommy... Thanks...
Nature produces such wonderful colours and shapes. :o)

15 May, 2010

 

Yes indeed TT! This one is really amazing. So very pretty :)

15 May, 2010

 

need i say anything!!!! you have 31 comments already!
just magnificent

15 May, 2010

 

Thanks Arun for comment number 32... or is it 33...? ... Lol. :o)

15 May, 2010

 

Yes please TT and a poem to or am I pushing my luck lol. If any of us manage to grow houseleeks like yours it will be a miracle!!!

15 May, 2010

 

Hi again Great..
I must start making a list of hopeful Houseleek adopters... so far Hywel, Arlene, Cinderella and Great.... I think I should ask for poems from the recipients.LOL. ;o)

15 May, 2010

 

Brilliant...work of art...onto our favourites.......

15 May, 2010

 

Oh, delighted this is on your favs. Jane/BB...
I'm so pleased the Houseleek babies grew into these pretty patterns ..
Gee19 said they are obedience trained, like my dogs..LOL. :o)

15 May, 2010

 

37 and counting! lol

15 May, 2010

 

Lol. 38 :o)

15 May, 2010

 

reminds me of a kaleidascope! (and no i can't spell it lol)

15 May, 2010

 

So beautiful, it reminds me of one of them aswell Sewingkilla.

15 May, 2010

 

Thanks Skilla and Clarice...
Lol... a pity there isn't a GoYpedia category for Kaleidoscopes .. :o)

15 May, 2010

 

Best bit is i have'nt seen one of them for years..

15 May, 2010

 

http://www.vam.ac.uk/vastatic/microsites/moc_kaleidoscope/

The above link lets children create their own kaleidoscope on the computer screen. :o)

V & A Museum of Childhood...

15 May, 2010

 

Right thanks TT :o))

15 May, 2010

 

What can I add to what has already been written!? This is really stunning.

15 May, 2010

 

Thanks Pasuki and the budgies :o)

15 May, 2010

 

This could go into the new Tate Gallery Terratoonie. It's far better than some of the exhibits shown on the tele.

16 May, 2010

 

Oh this is amazing Tt....looks like a very pretty brooch, a bit prickly mind....just gorgeous!

16 May, 2010

 

Can I go on the list please, Terra? I'm no good at poetry though - still can't find a rhyme for orange.

16 May, 2010

 

I have no words to say...I have not seen this type of decoration in plants ...perfect colour combination

16 May, 2010

 

Ooo TT thanks for that link grandaughter will love it!

16 May, 2010

 

Hi Linda... Houseleeks at the Tate sounds great ! Lol.

Thanks Janey.... I'm find I'm getting to like Houseleeks more and more...

Wagger.... there's a company making Jodhpurs .. Gorringe... that rhymes with orange.... work Jodhpurs into a poem about Houseleeks and all will be hunky dory :o)

Hello Shahida... pleased you like these amazing Houseleek patterns ! :o)

Hi again Skilla... on that link, the children can make kaleidoscopes on screen with teddies etc... Lol.

16 May, 2010

 

I'm very disappointed that all the houseleeks I am left with refuse to grow in circles!! If you run out of babies for all the GoYers who would like some, I can supply some too but no guarantees that they will kaleidoscope :)

16 May, 2010

 

Thanks, Gee for offering to help with the baby supply...
not sure mine are breeding fast enough to keep up with demand..... the pressure is making them go round in circles...Lol... kaleidoscoping all over the place !!! :o)

16 May, 2010

 

Very artistic Terra it looks good :-)

16 May, 2010

 

Thank you Richard.... :o)

16 May, 2010

 

TT, thank you so much for putting the photo on again, I was going to ask you to. Sylvia loved it in the blog so now I can add it to my favourites for her.
Thanks again, hope you are fully recovered now.

17 May, 2010

 

Hi Bob..
I hope you've caught up with the news that your remedy for Amy's blossoming tree worked very successfully indeed ! Well done ! :o)

I'm pleased you and Sylvia like this pic. Amazing the colours and patterns from the houseleeks... I'm feeling fine now thanks. xxx

17 May, 2010

 

Yes I caught up TT, Amy sent a very nice PM today.

17 May, 2010

 

Hello Terra:) It is fantastic! what a nice idea you had:)

18 May, 2010

 

bravo!

18 May, 2010

 

Hi Kasia... thanks :o)

Greetings Arun :o)))

18 May, 2010

 

that's a nice houseleek, these used to be my fathers favourite plant.. :o)

18 May, 2010

 

Nice how we have memories of the plants our parents enjoyed...
my mother liked growing Astilbes... :o)

18 May, 2010

 

I have stolen your idea.I put little flowers in the pot in a different way.When they will grow and fill the space I will load the picture:)

19 May, 2010

 

I'm pleased you've "stolen" my idea Shahida... Lol.
... good luck with your design and I look forward to seeing your photo. :o)

20 May, 2010

 

I have never seen those before but looking at yours I have decided I must have one and am now off to search on the garden centers websites.lol
Stunning picture TT

29 May, 2010

 

Hi Blooming Lovely...
If you click on H in the alphabet at the base of the GoY page, you can see Houseleeks... lots of different ones, and easy to grow. I hope this helps :o)

29 May, 2010

 

How did I miss this beautiful picture, it is amazingly beautiful!

30 May, 2010

 

Clever plant and photographer !! Very pretty.

Like this one, I find that a lot of plants resemble those images you can get from kaleidoscopes (spelling??) ....

31 May, 2010

 

Thanks Michaella and Terry60 ...
... beautiful, clever plant :o)

31 May, 2010

 

Thank you TT will go and peek now ;)

31 May, 2010

 

:o) enjoying peeking...Lol.

31 May, 2010

 

I did and now i'm jealous.
As soon as my geraniums and chelsea flower show special get here from T & M tomorrow i'm off down the garden center.
Will have to come back with them under my jumper if I find some though as hubs has already spent a fortune in the last few weeks for me on the garden LOL

31 May, 2010

 

Glad you had a look at GoYpedia Houseleeks... did you see my poem blog...Houseleek Babies ? :o)

... and you plan to conceal the Sempervivum under your jumper ...???
...could be prickly, but worth it to get them home safely.... Lol.

31 May, 2010

 

I certainly did and it was fabulous.
How sweet not only to send babies to a freind but to include the poem as well must have made her day :O)
I'll make sure I wear a big jumper LOL

31 May, 2010

 

Lol. please report back here if your "secret" houseleek mission is successful....ssshhh.... I won't tell anyone ! ;o)

31 May, 2010

 

Nor will I, lol.

31 May, 2010

 

Lol. :o)

31 May, 2010

 

Love it :-))))

1 Jun, 2010

 

This is lovely Tt, never really been interested in house leeks...but am now, it's exquisite, also reminds me of a kaleidoscope:-) Just off to see your blog:-)

1 Jun, 2010

 

wow so beautiful.

1 Jun, 2010

 

Thanks Annella, Bornagain and Michelle ...
nature is clever with her forms and shapes ..
I'm getting more interested in houseleeks....
... really fun to grow...:o)

1 Jun, 2010

 

Wow, that arrangement is beautiful!

3 Jun, 2010

 

Thank you Pip.
Houseleeks are fascinating, aren't they :o)

4 Jun, 2010

 

I'd never heard of them before... glad I have now :o)

10 Jun, 2010

 

Hi Pip...
These are very easy to grow... need very little water and like the warmth... so I would guess you could grow them in Australia....

10 Jun, 2010

 

Unbelievable!

18 Jun, 2010

 

wooooooooooooow, very beautiful.

5 Jul, 2010

 

Thanks Hilda and Drfadi...
Nature makes very clever and intricate patterns ! :o)

5 Jul, 2010

 

Just had a look at that link, thats sooooo much fun!

8 Jul, 2010

 

Hi Pip...
Have you been playing kaleidoscopes... ?
... good fun isn't it ...lol. :o)

8 Jul, 2010

 

LOL I must qualify as a grandchild then :o)

9 Jul, 2010

 

Young at heart ;o)

9 Jul, 2010

 

And young generally.... in fact I am actually a grandchild... lol

11 Jul, 2010

 

:o) .... everybody is a grandchild of someone ...Lol...

11 Jul, 2010

 

what can i say - we all love it. I am confused though. Are plants such as these (have just uploaded some) :- houseleeks, sempevivums, echeviras (mispelt probably) or succulents? The ones I bought had a sempy label but they look like yours. Please soothe my aching brain with your knowledge??

14 Jul, 2010

 

Hi Minihoney.. Thanks... :o)

Houseleeks, sempervivums and echeverias are all Succulents..

You can look at S on GoYpedia (base of page alphabet) and that will lead to Succulents, and might help to explain...

14 Jul, 2010

 

thanks, terra, am looking now and probably will be for YEARS at all the fab pics

14 Jul, 2010

 

Lol. :o)

14 Jul, 2010

 

Terratoonie, I award you the Bornagain's flowerpot award... blah blah blah. I'll soom get tired of this.

18 Jul, 2010

 

Very pretty TT!

21 Sep, 2010

 

Thanks, Pip, for the Flowerpot Award :o)))

and thank you Rosepetal.
I'm pleased you like this pic...
I hope you are enjoying GoY down there in wonderful Dorset. :o)

22 Sep, 2010

 

Yes I am thank you Terratoonie, such lovely people :-)

23 Sep, 2010

raj
Raj
 

beautiful if iam your neighbour i would have stolen it.

22 Jan, 2011

 

Hi Rosepetal ... glad you are enjoying GoY :o)

Thilak ....!!! ha ha ha...
... steal my pot of houseleeks !

... if you were my neighbour, I would give you lots of houseleeks so that you could plant them and make your own mosaic patterns !

I would love to have you for my neighbour with your pretty garden ! :o)

22 Jan, 2011

 

This is a fantastic photo did you take this?? I love it

14 Mar, 2011

 

Thanks Ladygardener ...
Yes, I photographed this pot in my back garden one morning... I was amazed how the houseleeks had grown into such pretty patterns :o)

14 Mar, 2011

 

How are the houseleeks doing after our long winter, Terra? I have some houseleeks that are desperate for replanting and I'm thinking of putting them in two small wall planters that our daughter brought me home from their recent holiday in Spain. You say they need little water so maybe that's what is up with my Sempervivums as I may have overwatered them (they have quite brittle brown/dead leaves around about the individual plants).

I will have to make sure they have drainage in the pots and hope for the best.

Your pot is absolutely stunning, btw :)

8 May, 2011

 

Hi Whistonlass... Thanks..

I still have this pot...
The other day, I took a photo of the "grown mosaic" ..

Some varieties of Sempervivum seem to cope better than others with the winters ... they don't like to sit in damp...

... but putting in wall planters sounds a good idea... I've been planning to try that with some of mine ... so we will be able to compare notes ! :o)

8 May, 2011

 

Well I'll see if I can get some planted in my wall planters once I have them hung up...haven't decided on a location yet...waiting til the borders and turf are in. Ta, Terra.

8 May, 2011

 

Good luck with those, Whistonlass :o)

11 May, 2011

 

Thank you Terra....the garden lady and her team are to start on Tuesday/Wednesday :) Full steam ahead.

14 May, 2011

 

What a beautiful pic of Sempers....I've just started using sempers TT around our little pond...and a couple of bowls to get me going...getting to like them very much...

7 Jul, 2011

 

Hi Cris... Thanks ...
I edit GoYpedia "Houseleeks"....
lots more member ideas on there ...
... good luck with yours :o)

7 Jul, 2011

 

:°)) Thanks for that..I will look...

7 Jul, 2011

 

:°))

7 Jul, 2011

 

how beautifully symmetrical - shows that nature knows best when left simple - of course the gardener has a lot to do with that as well! A simple design on the face of it, yet intricate in detail, not showy, not "look at me!" but quietly and beautifully satisfying.

and thanks for the kaleidoscope link: just spent ten minutes there *s*

3 Oct, 2011

 

Hi TT...lots of improvement with my Sempers since my last post to you...and two bowls going...I bet yours have really grown into that Pot now, how about an update pic... :)))

3 Oct, 2011

 

Hi Fran ... Thanks ...
I was amazed when these pretty patterns emerged ...
Glad you found the link :o)

That's good your Sempers are growing better, Crissue ...
I must take a look at my houseleeks and see how they are doing ...

3 Oct, 2011

 

:)))))

3 Oct, 2011

 

I must have a go at that - it looks great, TT. Yes, I'm very late finding it. Hard to keep up on here!

3 Aug, 2012

 

Nice to see this one again...It must have outgrown the Pot by now lol....

Don't try to keep up Tuesday...it wll make your head spin... :o))))

4 Aug, 2012

 

Hi Crissue, not 'seen' you for a while. Hope life in France is good. Yes, it's probably time for an update, TT.

4 Aug, 2012

 

:o)))

5 Aug, 2012

 

Stunning photo, love it! I'm a big houseleek fan but have never managed to grow anything as lovely as this!

10 Mar, 2013

 

Thanks, Louisa ..
the houseleeks produced lots of babies :o)))

11 Mar, 2013

 

Lovely photo wish mine would grow like that probably I should keep it sheltered in the winter-- but this is really nice.

28 Oct, 2015

 

Thanks Follyann ...
Some varieties of houseleek seem easier to grow than others. They are fun aren't they :o)

28 Oct, 2015



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