Having looked all round the garden for something that isn’t looking rain battered and wind burnt, without success, I decided to come in and photograph the plants that are in the conservatory at the moment.
The labels for the Echevera have got lost over the years, so I’m not sure of any of their names. These all spend the summer in the garden, but get brought in before the first frost which is usually mid October. We are still waiting, no frost here yet but I don’t think it will be long before Jack Frost is leaving his trail everywhere.
At least these plants aren’t battered and bruised by the weather that we have been having. Thanks to Gillian at Country Garden UK for hosting this meme each week, do pay her a visit to see other plants that have escaped the weather.
the big round grey leaves is probably our Cotyledon orbiculata.
The gentle apricot pelargonium is lovely.
Thank you for the ID Diana, I suppose yours is outdoors all year round.
Beautiful Pauline. My favorite Pelargonium is also the salmon flowering one. Hope the weather calms down for you.
The wind has dropped, the rain has stopped and we now have weather coming from the north Susie, which means frost!
The salmon coloured Pelargonium is really pretty. I always take cuttings of mine as don’t have the space to overwinter them all. We’ve been getting the same weather as you, and from the weather map it looks as if you are in for some more wet and windy days, but now the Scandinavian chill is on its way to us!
The frost from the north arrived on Saturday night Cathy, it was rather a shock to the system after all our mild weather, b ut much more like what we should be having at this time of year.
I will have to cut up my salmon pelargonium to use as cuttings in the spring to increase my number of plants of that colour.
It must be a pleasure to sit in your conservatory and enjoy these lovely plants, The salmon geranium is a lovely colour.
It is Christina, as long as the sun is shining! At this time of year I heat it so that it is just frost free during the night. Now that most of the leaves are off the tall trees in the woodland, any sun heats it for us during the day.
How lovely to see your thriving houseplants! You certainly do have green fingers!xxx
Thank you Dina, I don’t know about green fingers, luck plays a large part, I seem to be much better with plants in the garden than indoors!
I love your echevera. I have just started growing some of these. I am fascinated by their structure. I also have a Christmas cactus. I had one for many years that always bloomed in November. I called it my Joshua cactus, as it was given to me when my son Josh was born. His birthday is Nov. 16, and it always was in bloom for his birthday.
What a lovely story about your Christmas cactus Deb! I’m fascinated by Echevera, there are so many different forms, all beautiful and hard to resist when I see them for sale!