My Aeoniums in Close-up

This is a look back to the early autumn!

As the time approached to move the tender plants to their winter quarters, I shot a gallery of close-up photos of some of my aeonium collection. They enjoyed the summer outside the sunshine and the occasional shower or drenching. Now they are snug in the greenhouse hiding from the weather.

I hope you enjoyed looking at some of our aeoniums that are now tucked up warm in the greenhouse for the next few months. We need to carefully nurture them till spring.

By greenbenchramblings

A retired primary school head teacher, I now spend much of my time gardening in our quarter acre plot in rural Shropshire south of Shrewsbury. I share my garden with Jude my wife a newly retired teacher , eight assorted chickens and a plethora of wildlife. Jude does all the heavy work as I have a damaged spine and right leg. We also garden on an allotment nearby. We are interested in all things related to gardens, green issues and wildlife.

One reply on “My Aeoniums in Close-up”

So many around me, have long term success with ‘succulents’ termed, here, as “Hen’s and Chicks” (sorry if I missed the whole point/nuances – – looks like same general fauna species as what you posted!) But I’ve had really good success with with rescuing ‘succulents’ from local nursery clearance shelves and planing – the succesful ones? Oh, yes, they have the spiral of thick, leathery leaves growing in spirals and rosettes at the bottom, but they LOVE to shoot up their head and bloom on thick, sturdy stalks (useful for mulch come spring, after they stood strong to ‘capture’ moisture while high winds blew). Stalks that bear the most beautiful clusters of flowers – – right where they are. Alas – – I do so love them – they hate being thinned for transplanting – thus, are simply trimmed and only thinned where they are at if absolutely necessary. They have done better once I let them alone to do their own thing and give them a ‘haircut’ in spring – LOL

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