Sunday, 7 April 2013

Feu de Printemps


A perfectly apt name for the rougest of rouge sempervivum. And 'Fire of Spring' is certainly that, positively enraged. It's the cool mornings which help the colour, well maybe, it's certainly true of the reddened tips of Sedum palmeri, so I filled my boots - literally.


I also tucked in a couple of the Crassula family. 'Moonstones' on the left and possibly 'Mother of Pearl' on the right, I'm not too sure, it was never labelled, though it's a good guess.

Anyway, it's nice to be outside and doing garden things. My recent garden and blogging hiatus is a result of me getting everything ready for the Summer holiday season. It's always a busy time, though this year is a little manic as there are loads of loose ends that need tying up.

 
I picked up a few pots of Opuntia humifusa at the Monsieur Willy de Wilde's really pretty perfect Pepiniere Lac du Joncs.  Perhaps not everybody's cup of tea, but I like the prickly pear. I see them occasionally when out and about, often growing across the top of a stone wall or other such inhospitable environments.

So, after six weeks or so of neglect, the focus is back on Le Jardin and there's plenty to do, so onwards.

PS. The sempervivum pictured left of 'Feu de Printemps' is called 'Othello'. Another cracking name! 

10 comments:

  1. Oh what a most apt name Rob. The boots are looking good - just how tall are they? Hope that you have a good season and now that you are ready for it enjoy some well earned time in your garden.

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    1. Hi Anna, they're about a foot and a quarter long by some seven or eight inches tall, so they're quite big.

      Cutting lawns and starting off swimming pools at the moment, so it's outside time.

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  2. P.S. Forgot to say that we are venturing further south for our holiday this year - about half an hour drive south of Limoges - not so far away from you I think :)

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    1. We're about two hours south of Limoges, so if you get near your welcome to pop by.

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  3. A beautiful collection of Sedums! Love them in the boots.

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    1. Thanks Sweetbay

      I really like the sedum palmeri, particularly now as the cool mornings give the leaves a red tinge.

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  4. I love them all. Great choices, even the Frankenstein boots.

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  5. Thanks Patty, I guess they are a bit Frankenstein.

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  6. NIce captures! The boot shaped pots idea is very interesting.

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  7. "The boot shaped pots idea is very interesting."

    It is indeed so coool.

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