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Flowering sedums flourishing on the rockery

kate123

By kate123

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Took a few snaps later this afternoon of my rockery sedums which are now blooming nicely.
They do well in the summer, lots of pinks, mauves, whites and yellow…and the bees adore them too! I’ve been sat soaking up some early evening sunshine, watching and listening to an army of bees busy collecting nectar.
Hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful July weather!

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Lovely definition to your photos.

17 Jul, 2021

 

Thank you, Josee. 😊

17 Jul, 2021

 

Excellent photos, especially as they are so close-up, no camera shake there! Second pic is a stunner.

17 Jul, 2021

 

What is the flower in second photo.It’s lovely

18 Jul, 2021

 

Nice photos, I've always liked sedums but never really had much luck with them due to vine weevils

18 Jul, 2021

 

Thanks Sue, pleased you like!!!! Lovely compliment!!😊

18 Jul, 2021

 

Thank you, Gerardine! I’m not 100% sure, it’s been there a while. I know it stonecrop and a spurium. Not sure exactly which one. Sorry x

18 Jul, 2021

 

Thanks Grandad gardener. That’s a pity you don’t have a lot of luck with them. I struggle with some rockery plants due to being inundated with wood lice!

18 Jul, 2021

 

It's interesting to take more note of a smaller world. Fascinating photos, Kate.

18 Jul, 2021

 

Beautiful photography of much underestimated plants, it isn`t until you see them in such detail that you realise just how lovely they are.

18 Jul, 2021

 

Thanks Ange, I always think of your description ‘tapestries’…I love using your word now!

18 Jul, 2021

 

Thank you kindly, Phyl! I know what you mean - when you see them close up and in detail, they look so different!

18 Jul, 2021

 

Gerardine, I’ve been out in the garden and realised the 2nd pic is the common house leek flower. Sempervivum tectorum. Sorry I thought I should correct myself! 😊

18 Jul, 2021

 

looking good Kate

18 Jul, 2021

 

I love sedums, sempervivums and house leeks and have a lot of them the flowers fascinate me and you have lovely pictures of yours. I think they are quite underrated and deserve a better press sometimes. I grow my house leeks mostly in dishes but they have suffered from too much rain this year, but they always seem to survive.

18 Jul, 2021

 

lovely clear close ups. as you say they are often overlooked but they do a brilliant job.

18 Jul, 2021

 

You have some lovely ones there Kate! I love the yellow ones!

19 Jul, 2021

 

Love your rockery plants. I can't choose a favorite. Great pics Kate.

19 Jul, 2021

 

Thanks Paulinthemix! 😊

19 Jul, 2021

 

Thank you, Denise. I am a fan too, they create tapestries don’t they! ( using Ange’s description). I agree that they are underrated. They fill a rockery, a bed or a pot in a wonderful spreading fashion, plus they deliver the most pretty little flowers. I’m pleased yours have survived, Denise 👍

19 Jul, 2021

 

Thank you, Rose. The yellow ones are so vivid in the sunshine!

19 Jul, 2021

 

Thank you, Paul. They really do deliver, all year round.

19 Jul, 2021

 

Like Gerardine I fell for the second one but was amazed to find it was a house leek! I guess many tiny flowers would look exotic if they were much bigger!

19 Jul, 2021

 

Thank you, Sue!!! I know what you mean, if they were larger they would be really something!

20 Jul, 2021

 

Lovely photographs and plants Kate,I have a lot of Sedums, Sempervivums and Houseleeks, (those are mainly in pots) I'm a collector, I grow in the gravelled area and around the pond, I added a lot around the rose garden last year, they are all loving their new home and loving all this sunshine, bees really love them..

20 Jul, 2021

 

Thank you, Sue, that’s kind. Sounds like you have a wonderful collection, especially with you being a grower too! Where you’ve site yours, around the pond and around the rose garden - beautiful! The effects will add a real artistry to both areas. Yes, have to agree, bees just seem to adore them!

21 Jul, 2021

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