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Succulent trough.

madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,433

I have 2 large wooden troughs on my drive that have been used for annuals the past 2 years.I am now thinking of using them as sempervivum and small succulent troughs.There is old soil and crocks,polystyrene chunks etc filling most of them.If I take off 6-9 inches off and top up with a well drained succulent mix topped with gravel and some rocks as 'landscaping, would that be OK? Also regarding the position,they get a lot of morning sun and then they are in shade (but still quite bright),would that be OK for semps?

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 34,455

    I think you have just described the perfect growing conditions for those plants. image

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  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,433

    That's good to know!

    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • Beaus MumBeaus Mum Posts: 3,543

    Look forward to seeing pics when you have planted up mad penguin image

  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,433

    I have topped the troughs now with a  gritty succulent mix and will leave it to 'settle' for a couple of weeks.Then I have to decide what plants to put in,have some in my own collection but is also a good excuse for new plants image .

    Will post pics when all sorted!

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