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confusedpossum

Complete novice between me and my husband. We are guessing and disagreeing with each other on everything. But both ultimately want a garden to enjoy.

Sempervivum Lilac Time

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confusedpossum

Babies growing well #houseleeks #succulentsunday

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Yollymac

Hi Helen, this is a beautiful semp, but it’s not Lilac time. Are you please able to review your identification? @Muzz67 what do you think?

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Muzz67

Im not very familiar with this one @Yollymac sorry 🤨

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confusedpossum

From babies to teenagers @levalar @cazz47 @Muzz67 😁 #succulentsunday #succulents #houseleeks

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Muzz67

Beautiful!😍

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confusedpossum

1 #houseleekflower going strong @levalar @cazz47 @Muzz67

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confusedpossum

2 buds left @levalar @cazz47 @Muzz67 #houseleekflower

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confusedpossum

Still going @Muzz67 @levalar @cazz #houseleekflower

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confusedpossum

3. Another #echeveriadoristaylor hiding. @levalar @Muzz67@cazz47

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Muzz67

She is quite the mother isn't she ! Fabulous 😉

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confusedpossum

More babies on mother #houseleek @levalar @Muzz67@cazz47

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confusedpossum

3. Tiny tiny babies mother #houseleek @levalar @Muzz67@cazz47

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confusedpossum

2. Mother #houseleek @levalar @Muzz67 @cazz47

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Muzz67

Wow Im guessing it died after flowering?

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confusedpossum

Mother #houseleek @levalar @Muzz67 @cazz47

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Muzz67

Wow ! Lovely colour 😍

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confusedpossum

They filled the gaps in just like you said they would @Muzz67

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Muzz67

They did indeed 😆

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confusedpossum

These results the babies planted off the slug eaten #houseleek wait till you see mother. @levalar @Muzz67 @cazz47

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Muzz67

Oh they look great 😍

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confusedpossum

3 little ones right at the bottom trying to get some lime light too but only one has opened. #succulentsunday @cazz47 @Muzz67 @levalar

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Muzz67

They are just spectacular Helen ! Such a show 😍

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cazz47

So pretty 😍 hard to believe they are from an actual plant! Just looks like they are planted straight in the ground @confusedpossum

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confusedpossum

It is 1 of the most unique plants in my garden I must admit @cazz47

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confusedpossum

Some night time shots for #succulentsunday @cazz47 @Muzz67 @levalar

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Muzz67

They dont look real do they? I love them 💗

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confusedpossum

It has truly amazed me Jacqui @muzz67 Such delicate flowers for such a tough rough looking plant. It's at the far end of my garden but it's always the first one I go to look at. 😍

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confusedpossum

@cazz47 @Muzz67 @levalar 😍😍

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Muzz67

Wow !!! Just gorgeous isn't it 😍😍😍

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confusedpossum

I'm loving it. And enjoying watching it flower while its here Jacqui @Muzz67

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confusedpossum

They're here. Came last night so Caroline won. 😁😁 still a few more to come. @cazz47 @Muzz67 @levalar so proud of this #houseleek

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Muzz67

Wow ! Amazing 😍😍😍

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confusedpossum

@cazz47 @Muzz67 @levalar #weeklyupdate. Taking bets on when the flowers open. I'm thinking Wednesday. #guesstheday.

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cazz47

Thursday 😁

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Muzz67

Friday 😆

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Muzz67

Amazing isn't it ! I haven't had a semp flower yet ...so exciting 😆

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confusedpossum

Chucking it down in Leicestershire all day so haven't gone out yet.

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levalar

Guess I'll bet on the late bloomer and say Saturday 😂

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confusedpossum

Well I'm out even at 11.50pm it hadn't flowered. Lol

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confusedpossum

@cazz47 was right it had2 flowers on yesterday but didn't get a moment to take a picture. Will go out and take one today after my coffee x

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cazz47

👍🤣🤣

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confusedpossum

@cazz47 @Muzz67 @levalar

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confusedpossum

Can't believe what's happened in a week. @cazz47 @Muzz67 @levalar will have to do #weeklyupdates on this one.

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Muzz67

Wow !!!! Ive not had a flower from a semp before how exciting 😆

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confusedpossum

@Muzz67 is that a flower? Super excited now. This was only thursday/Friday I took them 6 babies off it and there was no length in it then. 😯

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Muzz67

Yes a flower but unfortunately they die after flowering apparrently 😐

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cazz47

Yeah Helen @Muzz67 is right but if you have a lot in a group of the same plant that's flowering, then once the flowering plant dies off just cut it away from the group and they'll just fill in the gap as they grow @confusedpossum 😁

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confusedpossum

Phew. I was going to take all the babies off at the weekend before I lost them. I'll leave them to fill in the gap once the flowers have gone and I've cut the stem. @cazz47 @Muzz67

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cazz47

The babies or others nearby will soon fill any gaps Helen 😁 semps grow really quickly compared to say echeveria! @confusedpossum

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confusedpossum

Took the plunge. As long as 1 survives to replace mummy if I've killed her I'll be happy.

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confusedpossum

Ok Caroline @cazz47 I've done it. In the pot to dry out. But I'm gonna be tagging you and jacqui @Muzz67 every step of the way as I'm now terrified I've taken too many off the original. Do i leave the stalls on? Or take them off for drying out. Ohhh 😱😱 sorry guys.

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cazz47

Ahh good old sempervivium 😁😍you don't need to let these callous over hun just pop them straight into free draining soil and as long as the soil drains well they don't mind being rained on...trust me mine have had so much rain then hot sun to baking point then rain again and they love it!! @confusedpossum

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confusedpossum

Argh will they be ok till morning Caroline @cazz47 ?

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Muzz67

They'll be fine dont stress .Just plant 😆

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confusedpossum

Greedy fat slugs. Might bring it in and separate some of the babies off.

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Patiorose

Hi @confusedpossum Helen. I feel your pain. But the #pellets need to be around the plant, not on it. You'll have them munching your plant to get to the pellets! 😂

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confusedpossum

It is around it @Patiorose as well. I wasn't entirely sure how the pellets worked. But finding out this afternoon that they are attracted to the pellets. I've tried to remove as many as i can from the houseleek. I'm only using them to help get everything back on plan after leaving them whilst on holiday and the person in charge did not water them so slowly bringing them back and showing the slugs I'm back. But thank you. Xx

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Patiorose

Good plan @confusedpossum Helen. The best way to get dust and anything else off succulents is with an artists paintbrush....at least thats what I use 😊 a make-up powder brush for #pollination on my apricot tree too! I hardly ever wear make-up, and the artwork also seems to have stopped....could be cause I can't find a brush! 😂😂

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confusedpossum

😂😂 oh dear. That's made me giggle this morning. I took the plunge and took 6 babies off it last night. I don't know if I'm regretting that decision yet or not. It looks like someone's took a big chunk out it. 😔

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Patiorose

All will be well. 😊Last week I took the plunge with a tree aeonium that had all its foliage at the top so kept falling over. A friend told me to cut all the top growth off and stick it in a new pot, and the old stem should regrow new shoots! Eek! That took some courage @confusedpossum Helen. But I've done it!

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confusedpossum

@Muzz67 this was the day before I took the babies. 😁

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Muzz67

Love how they multiply don't you ? 😍😍😍

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confusedpossum

I just thought that's how they grew when I first got it. Will the whole thing die after its flowered then Jacqui? @Muzz67 😔

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Muzz67

Only the plant thsts flowering not the offsets or babies 😆

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confusedpossum

Help me identify this plant

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tmwignall

It looks like sempervirum commonly known as houseleak 😊

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confusedpossum

Do you think they're baby shoots around the edge @tmwignall i thought it was the design of the succulent. Lol @cazz47 do you know what sort of houseless at all? No more succulents after these 2 thought I'd added these already. Lol

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tmwignall

Yes they are babies or chicks around the side .not sure which variety it is though 😊@confusedpossum

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confusedpossum

@Muzz67 😀 do you know?

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cazz47

Definitely chicks round the edge but problem with semps is they change colour quite quickly at a very rough guess ...and it is only a guess I'd say 'firebird' or Red Rubin maybe 🤔 @confusedpossum

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confusedpossum

Nothing like setting you all a nice puzzle. 😁 Keeps me entertained while in hospital and can't be in the garden. 😔

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Muzz67

Definately sempervivum with many offsets Hard to id exact one but this is lovely.Hope you get better quickly 😆

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confusedpossum

Getting out tomorrow. Hubby said he's doing a good job and he has a parsnip and t onions come through white I've been here. 😁 Thank you for all your help @tmwignall @cazz47 @Muzz67 it is appreciated.

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cazz47

Ah Helen hope you're feeling ok now huni @confusedpossum 😘😘

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confusedpossum

Alot thank you @cazz47 getting ready for a holiday in gran canaries on Wednesday. Worried more about my mum killing my new garden off than my dogs. Lol

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cazz47

Ooo how lovely 😁 lol I'm sure she'll be ok luv and your garden 😂 have a lovely time too x @confusedpossum

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