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Sempervivum, House leek, new today

drc726

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Sempervivum, House leek, new today (Sempervivum  Bronco)



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So perfect!

25 Aug, 2011

 

Thanks Sheilar

25 Aug, 2011

 

I had a full bowl of these last summer and I put them out on the patio during the summer months. I brought them in for the winter and then noticed when you touched a leaf, it dropped off! After about a week, hardly any leaves were left on so I pulled what was left of the roots out to see what was going on. Buried underneath the plants and under the compost were masses of maggots!!! eeek. I killed them all and manged to save one little plant. It's lovely now and has had another three babies, but I'm keeping them in the sunny porch this year. I think a bluebottle had managed to burrow under the compost, lay eggs which had turned to maggots, which ate all of them except one. Yuk!

25 Aug, 2011

 

Thanks for the warning I will keep an eye on them Sheilar.

25 Aug, 2011

 

Sheilar....yukkkkk! I was getting the heeby jeebies just reading you comment!
Drc...be on your guard :)!

25 Aug, 2011

 

I planted some in my front garden a couple of years ago Scottish and they fine.

25 Aug, 2011

 

Sheilar, you'll give us all nightmares!!!....

26 Aug, 2011

 

excellent :)))

26 Aug, 2011

 

Thanks P, I thought this nice pot would set it off.

26 Aug, 2011

 

Does too :))))

26 Aug, 2011

 

:))

26 Aug, 2011

 

Sorry didn't see this one, you sneaked it on when I wasn't looking....:))) I've got the same, I like this one nice colour...
Denise if yours have been in the ground for a couple of years, do you do anything about protection during Winter !!!!
A neighbour has them growing along the pavement outside of her garden, and she doesn't touch them at all, but they're there every year multiplying....:))

2 Sep, 2011

 

Mine are in the front garden and have collars of grit and I never touch them Crissue. If they were to be covered in leaves in the autumn I would just remove that.

2 Sep, 2011

 

OK thanks for that...the one around the pond have bark around them, and are doing really well...do you think that's ok...

2 Sep, 2011

 

I would have thought bark would have allowed moisture to sit and harm them? Just remove enough bark from around them and replace with a thick ring of grit edging just under the tips this will keep the leaves from sitting in wet. This is also how they look naturally too. I get my grit in small bag from the GC for these, but the ones in the ground are in small ornamental coloured chips planted up against lumps of slate, (see photo on page 4 of my plants list) but with any grit remember to wash it first.

2 Sep, 2011

 

I'll get my grit from the part of the store that deals with Fish...it's far better quality, tho I will wash it, some is prepared anyway...I'll do that the bark will hold the moisture in...and i'll have a look at your pics too...:)))
Tks...

2 Sep, 2011

 

Can't find the pics on page 4 D....

2 Sep, 2011

 

Not my photos I meant my plant list Crissues

2 Sep, 2011

 

okey dokey.....duh...:)))

3 Sep, 2011

 

Seen them, yep very nice...

3 Sep, 2011

 

Thanks

3 Sep, 2011



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