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succulent bed 6 months later

sandra

By sandra

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In October I decided to steal a corner of our tunnel to plant some of my succulents in a bed just for them. After digging in lots of grit and sand I planted up lots of my little babies. The tunnel is not heated and this is an experiment to see what survived and what didn’t.

Six months later I am delighted with progress so far.

I am amazed how big everything has grown in just six months!!

I gave them a good watering today as they were very dry.

Can’t wait to see how they do in the summer..
Hope you enjoyed the pics..;-)

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Haven't they done well Sandra, perfect conditions for them! I really like the one in your last pic, so chunky and such a pretty green.....

22 Mar, 2015

 

It is so nice to see them growing more naturally Janey..Oscularia deltoides pictures is misleading though the leaves are about a cm long. I just love the shape and it has lots of little pink flowers.

22 Mar, 2015

 

Yes me too....well done with them all Sandra.

22 Mar, 2015

 

That's pretty impressive Sandra, considering how much of that time was winter. I like the little spiky one five from the bottom!

22 Mar, 2015

 

Thanks Stera I am thinking the same...if that's what it did in winter!!!! The spikey one is an aloe it has sent up so many babies, makes me think that it's very happy. :-)

22 Mar, 2015

 

You must be delighted with their progress,Sandra.They are all looking good..I love your blue welly :o)

23 Mar, 2015

 

I am sandra...and you know i cant resist a bit of recycling along the way...glad you like the wellie too..:-)

23 Mar, 2015

 

You must have looked after them the look in lovely condition.

23 Mar, 2015

 

Brilliant, love them all but love the welly :O))

23 Mar, 2015

 

They are romping away Sandra so thats another experiment that has worked for you, I also like the planted wellie, daren't pinch hubby's fishing ones but daughter has an old pair of walking boots, thats if I'm brave enough to knick them, lol....

23 Mar, 2015

 

My goodness Sandra, it looks like your experiment has worked really well :)

23 Mar, 2015

 

Goodness me some very happy plants there, well done.

23 Mar, 2015

 

thanks everyone... they do seem happy in their new home..:-)

Just ask Lincs..I have a few more items of footwear ready to plant up some more.

23 Mar, 2015

 

Your succulents have survived well Sandra :) as you know, I love them ...

23 Mar, 2015

 

They look wonderful Sandra , well done , wish I ckuld grow some.

23 Mar, 2015

 

That looks wonderful! There's nothing cheerier than thriving babies! this is the first winter that I've kept aloes and euphorbias looking like they are going to survive! How many frosty days have you had? (We're still up to our armpits in snow..and March is usually a wish-wash between snow and rain) I thought, at first glance, that you had put a muffler on one of them...then realized it was one of your wellies! How is the monkey puzzle?

24 Mar, 2015

 

I am delighted with them Hywel..such a mild winter...

well done on keeping your aloes alive Lori much harder where u are. we only had a dozen or so frost with nothing lower than -4 or 5 here this winter and the monkey puzzle is looking good thank you. i hope u don't get much flooding before its all gone....

give it a go Thrpenny u never know!!!

24 Mar, 2015

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