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Rachel's Journal

Rachel's Journal

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Succulents

27 July 2009 18:20:29
Aeonium Simsii Zwartkop

Aeonium Simsii Zwartkop

I reached an all time motivational low around midday today. It was just about the time when it down-poured AGAIN.

I was feeding the plants in pots and, thinking of Jacinta, I even gave my Mexican Sunflowers a dose of tomato feed. I looked at all the jobs to be done and that's when I hit the "biorhythmic dip". Isn't that a great phrase. It's posh for being really browned off and just wanting to go back to bed.

I really hate this weather.

This afternoon my spirits were lifted somewhat by the arrival of my mail order succulents. I was happy to pot them up and add them to the 'collection'. The order for 10 succulents included three aeoniums. Aeonium Simsii Zwartkop is pictured.


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J.D. J.D. 27 July 2009 20:12:38

Do you overwinter your succulents in your greenhouse, Rachel? Or are they all hardy enough for the great outdoors?


chilipepper chilipepper 27 July 2009 21:06:46

Hi Rachel, succulents look great, have you a big collection, have 2 web addresses for your hubby to check out for the heirlooms, Plant-World-Seeds.com and Therealseedcompany.co.uk great selection of tomato seed on these two.............................


chilipepper chilipepper 27 July 2009 21:07:11

Hi Rachel, succulents look great, have you a big collection, have 2 web addresses for your hubby to check out for the heirlooms, Plant-World-Seeds.com and Therealseedcompany.co.uk great selection of tomato seed on these two.............................


chilipepper chilipepper 27 July 2009 21:07:37

Hi Rachel, succulents look great, have you a big collection, have 2 web addresses for your hubby to check out for the heirlooms, Plant-World-Seeds.com and Therealseedcompany.co.uk great selection of tomato seed on these two.............................


J.D. J.D. 27 July 2009 22:28:29

Just reading The Irish Garden. Love the new picture, Rachel.


jocko121 jocko121 27 July 2009 22:32:03

HI Rachel, would you mind passing on your link for the site you got your succulents. They look great and I'd like to give them a go. Don't get to depressed about the weather.... there is always christmas to look forward to...sighhhhhh


Rachel Rachel 27 July 2009 22:46:02

I will bring the succulents into the greenhouse for the winter, Jacinta, although some are hardy. What new picture? That photo of me has been there since I started writing for the Irish Garden 3 years ago!


Rachel Rachel 27 July 2009 22:48:00

Thanks, Chillipepper. Will check those out. Jocko, the address is http://www.easycactus.co.uk/site/index.php Succulents are £2.45 each and total postage to Ireland is £6.95. But the plants are small.


HeadGardener HeadGardener 28 July 2009 00:40:56

They all look good Rachel, must drive over tonite with a empty boot when your all asleep!! I get biorhythmic dips too I've had one since 2002 :-D


BRENMAR BRENMAR 28 July 2009 14:00:15

Rachel, saw some good value succulents in Aldi yesterday, Monday 28th, I did not buy any however, you may be interested.


Rachel Rachel 28 July 2009 19:49:48

Thanks for that, Brenmar. I picked up three there this afternoon.


LanzaroteFlora LanzaroteFlora 01 August 2009 00:23:23

Hi Rachel, Ah! I recognize them!! Those succulents. Good god we throw out so many plants here, they grow so quickly. Wish I could send over a trailer load to you all! Hope you can now find that plant you have admired in the Canaries, (if I have named it correctly) you will just have to come over to Lanzarote with an empty case :0 Struggling with some grasses at the moment for a friend (seeds) a friend brought them back from Portugal. I think they will grow very well here.


Rachel Rachel 01 August 2009 10:09:31

I wish you could send me that trailer load too : ) "Delosperma Cooperi" - I'll look out for it. When I was in the Canaries, at the airport waiting to fly home, there were plants for sale there - giant cactuses and succulents, and all cheap. I was flabbergasted even though I wasn't interested in gardening at the time. There must be a number of people who bring these things home otherwise they wouldn't have been for sale at the airport. I hope you have a succulent collection of your own - you're perfectly positioned for it. Thanks for contacting me - much appreciated.


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