a mediateam website

See a sample issue of The Irish Garden!

HeadGardener's Journal

HeadGardener's Journal

Last Post 1996 days 15 hours ago

With all this rain best to sit down with a cup of.

13 June 2012 14:43:06
My echeveria runneth over

My echeveria runneth over

Well today so far has been a dissappointment and not just the weather I got rudely awake at 7am to my wife punchtured car. She took my car while i fixed hers in the rain to find I couldnt locate the alloy wheel lock then when I did I pulled off the puncture and replaced the spare to find it too was punchured. My back is in shreds anway but this finished it off. I'm a bit frustrated with everything to do but trying to mind myself.

Just took a few pics and thought this one was worth a look someone gave this cup as a kris kindle present in Johnstown but only got round to planting it up recently. Looks good now...

Please login to write a comment or click here to register

LindaB LindaB 13 June 2012 16:17:17

Looks great!

This weather is heartbreaking, as each day that passes more work needs to be done but it so hard to get out unless you are all togged up!

AitAlainn AitAlainn 13 June 2012 16:42:55

Lovely photo, Bill. For once we are on the right side of the country - not a drop of rain here for the past few days - glorious sunshine at the moment!

sallysarah sallysarah 13 June 2012 17:44:04

Same here AitAlainn - makes a change to have dry warm days since and including Saturday!!!

Jacinta D Jacinta D 13 June 2012 18:41:44

Not great here either, Bill. Hope you're back is not too troublesome this evening. Love that echeveria. Is it 'Setosa'? Flower stems are much longer than mine, if it is. Lovely.

TinaJ TinaJ 13 June 2012 19:00:00

sunshine here all afternoon,but quite breezy,but thats not unusual!

Mind the BACK! 

fran m fran m 13 June 2012 20:36:40

Not up and about at 7.00, 

well I never ................... LOL


Mind that back, Bill.

andyf7 andyf7 13 June 2012 20:39:48

sorry to hear that bill, a stinker of a day in every way, we do get tested. had to buy 3

new tyres today myself. tomorrow will be a better day, not sure about the weather. :-) 

HeadGardener HeadGardener 13 June 2012 22:36:07

Thanks everyone will mind the back.. not sure telling me the sun is shining where you were has cheered me up much though LOL  Jacinta as far as I know it's echeveria elegans

HeadGardener HeadGardener 13 June 2012 22:38:57

Fran I know normally the nanny and the chef ethe kids for school and I lie in the state rooms till 10am and the damn chauffers was on a day off.. you just cant get the staff these days ...

Clara Clara 13 June 2012 22:46:38

Bill I hope the back gets better but you must not do too much gardening if you want it to get better .

I love the cup and saucer . 

JoanG JoanG 13 June 2012 22:59:59

Take care of the back Bill and hope it gets better soon.  Nice echeveria.  If it's any consolation for the bad weather, I've killed every succulent I ever tried to grow. 

Lìga Lìga 14 June 2012 10:31:43

Must get echeveria too,it is really lovely.


HeadGardener HeadGardener 14 June 2012 16:40:59

Will have a look and see if there are small offsets I can pot on for people. I should point out that this plant originally came from Linda so thanks Linda :-)


Garden.ie Members

Not a member yet?
Join now to:

Join Now

Existing Members

Forgotten password


Showing 6 of 82
Friends of HeadGardener
view all friends >

Garden.ie CLUB

Join Ireland's first online garden club! Share pictures of your garden, make new friends and chat with other gardeners. It's simple to join and free! Register Here

Featured Members


Thousands of gardening facts at your finger tips:

Ask Gerry

Gerry DalyTry our unique advice service from editor Gerry Daly. Got a question right now? Search here to see if it has been answered already:

a mediateam website

©2017 Garden.ie. Mediateam Ltd, Media House, South County Business Park, Leopardstown, Dublin 18.

Tel (+353 1) 2947777 Email info@garden.ie

Website Design by KCO.ie