Sempervivum and Jovibarba



We could be Hobbits in the Shire. I love visiting Pepiniere du Lac des Joncs, It's probably my favourite place in the whole of middle earth.



I've been there today, again. I was there last week, again. I'll probably go again next week. See, there are just so many houseleeks and stonecrop. Brings out the bug in me. We wants it, we needs it. Must have the precious.

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  1. Very precious potted plants.

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  2. It seems that rock structures just belong to the landscape-just beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing them.

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  3. Your xeric planter is fabulous! What a quaint grouping of stone buildings. A marvelous setting, indeed.

    I'm so fond of my succulent and xeric and glad that I started down this path last year. I basically ignore those things regarding maintenance. I stop to admire instead!

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  4. What is Jovibarba??? Do you have hairy feet yet?

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  5. I see the blog has changed sidessss, my precioussssss

    :-)

    Very funny post.

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  6. Hi Aerie-el, precious, but easy potted plants

    Cottage Dome, the rock used for building at that place is slightly different to the stone here, even though it only about 10 miles away.

    Freda, when each main rosette flowers, it dies back, so I try to pinch of a few offsets in good time and root them in a bit of sand so that I can tuck them back where any holes are.

    James, Jovibarba are closely related to Sempervivum. Notably the flowers are different and usually yellow. More importantly, Jovibarba is just a great word, ce n'est pas?

    Marie, naughty Hobitses, me changes me blogetty blog.

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  7. Ha, that does look like a Hobbit village! Love the combination of lavender and grasses.

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  8. Hi DL, it's a wonderful place.

    Sweetbay, I think Lavender looks perfect amongst the grass, and requires no real effort once it's going!

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  9. Can you grow Echeveria in your blot on the landscape? Fabulous creatures.
    I noticed you do a bit of cooking..Are Medlars to be had in France? They are the most wonderful tree's (say's he who grows few deciduous tree's...Medlar Jelly is to kill for!

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  10. Racken, We have too much winter frost for Echeveria, sometimes minus 8 and 10 celcius.

    Medlar jelly is a treat. I think its more popular in the UK than here. Nice on the side with a strong cheese, a really strong cheese that takes the roof of your mouth off.

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  11. We wants too Rob ~ could end up in fisty cuffs. Have just had a quick reccie of the web site and am not at all surprised that you are a regular visitor. Most taken with that planted bowl.

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  12. P.S. Have just noticed that your blog has very familiar sidebars ~ briefly thought that strange things were going on with my computer :)

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  13. Ha ha. Hobbit cottages indeed! I agree with you that it is probably the loveliest place in all of middle earth. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  14. Who doesn't love the Shire? ;) You have a lovely blog.

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  15. OMG, what a place!!!! Yes, precious, oh sweet precious... Rob, it is transporting...

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