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Sempervivum of the month: June 2018

Posted by Rebecca Scott on

Our "sempervivum of the month" for June 2018 is 'Traffic Lights'. This is a recent British-bred variety that stands out from the crowd. My capable husband struggles to photograph it, failing each time to capture this plant's excellent appearance. 'Traffic Lights' might not the best name in terms of an exact description - because it doesn't turn red, amber, green - but it does shift well between shades of purple and green.  A lot of our sempervivum varieties and species are now sold out, as you'll probably have noticed, and more types are close to joining this list. Whereas we've...

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Bowls, sempervivum of the month (May), and extra varieties added

Posted by Rebecca Scott on

We've just added a choice of three attractive, rigid plastic bowls. These are ideal for displaying sempervivums, cacti, and other succulents requiring a reduced depth bowl. We use them ourselves for an educational display in a large greenhouse at Komsberg Wilderness Nature Reserve in South Africa, as well as personally at home on the patio in the back garden when we need a smaller size bowl. They look great. Our choice for "sempervivum of the month" May 2018 is 'Sprite'. This variety has consistently looked really good for the past few weeks. It isn't an obvious eye-catcher; nevertheless 'Sprite' wins...

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A massive "Thank you!" to all of our new online customers

Posted by Rebecca Scott on

We'd like to say a massive "Thank you!" to all of our new online customers. My husband has been growing plants (retail and wholesale) at our Sussex nursery for 37 years - and I joined him in 2003 - but this year we decided to start a specialist online store for our wonderful range of sempervivums, together with a selection of cacti and other succulents. And it's working. We're getting orders from Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and all over England. It's lovely to know our plants are going to a wider audience than ever before. I've had to learn to...

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A short film on drought at Komsberg Wilderness Nature Reserve, South Africa.

Posted by Rebecca Scott on

This is a short film my husband and I made of the drought at Komsberg Wilderness Nature Reserve, South Africa. It was filmed from the air, using our Drone Ranger, between early December 2017 and the end of February 2018. Please make sure your speakers are "on" so that you can hear/enjoy the accompanying music. https://youtu.be/-1ZCyMxwx30

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Sempervivum of the month: April 2018

Posted by Rebecca Scott on

After a bit of discussion, my husband and I have agreed that 'Vaughelen' is our "sempervivum of the month" for April 2018. An eye-catcher, with rich colour.

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