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  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 24,001
    That's the thing. Hard to grow but make it happy and it takes the P.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • LG_LG_ SE LondonPosts: 4,046
    edited October 2021
    I'm afraid mine's in a pot, @B3 so while our weather may be comparable I can't judge how it would be in the ground - I do know that it needs watering, whereas I never water the sempervivums in the surrounding pots.

    This was at the end of March. It's much more of a green mat now.





    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 48,898
    It can also spread across rock quite happily, when it's roots are in soil, or in very little but sandy gravel  - it does that here. I pull bits out quite frequently if they're 'invading' other things a bit too much. I've grown them in pots and troughs as well as in the ground. 
    When they get enough water from above, they don't need anything else, so they can manage in drier, less hospitable areas. A true alpine plant.  :)
    We have mainly neutral soil here.   
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • LG_LG_ SE LondonPosts: 4,046
    Yes, it's the 'enough water from above' bit that we struggle with!
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 48,898
    LG_ said:
    Yes, it's the 'enough water from above' bit that we struggle with!
    Although we've still had reasonable amounts of rain, we've struggled with it in the west of Scotland this year - never known anything like it. I just hope it isn't going to be the pattern.  :/
    I'll just have to move further north if it is  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • LG_LG_ SE LondonPosts: 4,046
    Today.
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 21,133
    Pretty in red @LG_. Mine’s the bog standard pink.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 48,898
    Mine are white. They're all pretty much the same in terms of care/conditions though.
    I like the red one - had it in another garden.
    I just remembered I have it on the little green roof of one of the bird cages. Virtually no soil to speak of in there - mostly grit, and about an inch in depth. Drainage through the sides and under the front edge

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 24,001
    edited October 2021
    The manky one is perking up already!
    Looks like it just needed a bit of light

    P.S. Forgot to turn picture 😐
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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