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Sempervivums (House leeks)

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These are really easy to grow and look good planted in anything. As long as they have a gritty free draining soil/medium

They love full sun and dont require much water. Ideal for gravel gardens and rockeries as well.
It’s supposed to be a warm summer. These are definately plants that wont suffer or die when you go on holiday.

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great photos....i've been planting up pots this week....

12 Jun, 2009

 

I was given one little one a week or so ago having never seen them before was completely in love
am now in the process of getting some "friends" for him, Im a bit OCD with regards to numbers and hate having one or two of something it has to be 3's and more
could be greed but think it pictures better

and yours are picture perfect

x x x

12 Jun, 2009

 

You have a great collection Do you bring them in for the winter?

12 Jun, 2009

 

Your plants and planters look great. These are very easy indeed. I always think how amazing it is that they can remain in pots and planters and survive our winters here in the north east USA left outside. They always pop right back in the spring. I love your collection.

13 Jun, 2009

 

Treesandthings they look lovely and colourful. I have just a few in my garden, put into large gravel in a tub. You have some very attractive and artistic displays there.

13 Jun, 2009

 

Your display is fabulous! I've always loved Houseleeks, even as a child when I didn't care much for gardening I found them fascinating but, strangely, I don't own any now, although I had a lovely specimen in Essex. I DO covet the lovely specimen that my neighbour has and, now that we've reached a relatively restful point in the garden (is there EVER really a restful point??) I can turn my attentions to a nice container with sempervivums and the like. I do have one of those prolifically growing succulents that have "spiders' webs" criss-crossed over the top that my neighbour gave me and it's constantly having babies. I once prised up a small Asturian Houseleek from its niche in the rocks when we were on a mountain walk, but it died - probably missed its family!

13 Jun, 2009

 

I like any type of succulents. I used to have lots of Sempervivums in the old garden but they didn't survive the move. I must get more now. I like the way they look along your window ledge.

13 Jun, 2009

 

You've some great display ideas there, Trees - really attractive. Much more viewer- friendly than the green roofs they keep going on about - a good idea on blocks of flats and offices but who sees them on top of a shed?

13 Jun, 2009

 

All the house leeks stay out over the winter, the new ones will too.
There are a couple of agaves and some succulants on shelves in the garden that will come into the greenhouse when it turns cold.

14 Jun, 2009

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They look great - I especially like the ones planted into the driftwood - very arty!

22 Jun, 2009

 

look amazing - I love them

5 Jan, 2011

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