Identification please!

Kay8Kay8 Posts: 207



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I've found these, rather destroyed plants, in my rockery - I decided to plant them in these little pots temporarily to try and revive them... I am just wanting to find out what exactly they are?

Are they succulents? Can anyone identify these please?

I think the slugs have been at them!!



  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,675

    Yes, they're succulents - there's some sempervivums and echevaria and some others .........image  

    They'll have been very unhappy in the very wet weather we had over the winter - I've lost quite a few succulents this winter.  You've taken the right action to try to let them dry a bit.

    Now I'd pot them up into individual pots with good drainage in a mixture of loam based compost with added horticultural grit and keep them in a sheltered corner without too much shade - keep checking underneath and around the pots for slugs and snails!!!

    They should recover image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • Kay8Kay8 Posts: 207

    Thanks so much Dovefromabove!! I'll definitely do that!

  • Mark 499Mark 499 Posts: 379

    The ones on the left look like Lewisias

  • Kay8Kay8 Posts: 207

    Thanks Mark image

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,242

    I was thinking they look like aeoniums, which are frost tender. In a normal winter they would have died, but it has been so mild they have survived with just losing some leaves.

    I'd follow doves advice, but next september I'd get them under cover.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • Kay8Kay8 Posts: 207

    You're right fidgetbones... one of them is definitely an aeonium! Thank you!!

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