Tag Archives: sempervivum

How many babies?

Today on Gardeners’ Question Time (BBC Radio Four), one member of the public asked the panel what they thought of reducing plastic pots that most plants come in. Good one! Suddenly, plastic waste seems to be all over the news … Continue reading

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Sempervivum in flower

My mum had hoped that my sempervivum (aka houseleeks) would flower for me – and they have! Or rather, one of the plants has. The tower they come out on seemed to appear out of nowhere but then the buds … Continue reading

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Even the succulents are dying

Today there were a few spots of rain. Actually, on the surface, in some parts of the garden the soil went dark brown. And not wanting to miss the opportunity of dampened soil, I got my spade out and made … Continue reading

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Houseleeks and other front garden matters

When I was at my parents’ at Christmas, I noticed some plants in their front garden which looked particularly attractive. Little did I realise at that time that they were in fact sempervivums, more commonly known as houseleeks, which I … Continue reading

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