Sunday, 24 August 2008

Thursday, 14 August 2008

Senecio serpens

Senecio serpens

I'd recommend this plant to anybody. Frost hardy, reasonably fast grower, and very striking foliage. The flowers are a bit nothing, but then you're not planting him for the blooms.

Thursday, 7 August 2008

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Kalanchoe beharensis 'oak leaf'

Kalanchoe beharensis 'oak leaf'

This is a recent addition: I've been very impressed by his cousin 'fang' that I added him to the collection. He has wonderfully dramatic leaves, covered in a fine fur. Very pretty...

In other news, my huge Aeonium manriqueorum 'Zwartkop', he of the three feet of lovely black rosettes, has been struggling recently with an infestation of mites, and yesterday gave up entirely. The frost must have got him, and his stalk went soft and just folded over in the middle. A shame, but I salvaged all his heads and now I have half a dozen little babies to plant out. I gave a couple to friends, because there are far too many for my purposes!