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We're ready for spring 2020

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It's been an exceptionally wet autumn and winter, but spring 2020 is finally here. We've got thousands of sempervivums growing and our stock levels have just been updated. Therefore many varieties are now available again. The rest will become available over the coming weeks as they grow a bit bigger. The weather was extremely grim during the second half of November and the first week of December in the USA when we attempted to make eleven short films in just twenty days for our charity work. You might like to see a bit of what we've been up to during...

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Fourteen new sempervivums added

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Fourteen new varieties have just been added to our range of "simply the best" sempervivums - the last major update to our online shop for this year. Please be aware that numbers are limited, so don't delay in ordering if you're interested in any of these. 'Rosenherz' (which translates as "Rose Heart") was the winner of Sempervivum of the Year 2017 - a beautiful variety that will grace any collection. 'Orange Glow' won Sempervivum of the Year 2011. 'Leopold' has ranked highly in the Sempervivum of the Year awards and this "black" variety will surely be a future winner. 'Adamina',...

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Twelve new sempervivums added

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Twelve new varieties have just been added to our range of "simply the best" sempervivums. 'Devil's Touch' was awarded Sempervivum of the Year 2019, with 'Teide' in 2nd place. 'Picasso' won Sempervivum of the Year 2018. 'Eyjafjalla' - named after the volcano in Iceland which disrupted air traffic across Europe in 2010 - has come close to winning, with high rankings on several occasions. 'Gargamel', 'Magic Morning', Poollicht', 'Rosenhugel', and 'Sonnenkuss' are all outstanding modern varieties - but, surprisingly, not yet award winners - that we're also pleased to introduce to sempervivum enthusiasts here in the UK. Finally, we've also added...

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Two new varieties added

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We've just added two more modern varieties: 'Autumn Fire' and 'Tintenblut'. 'Autmn Fire' actually looks good at any time, with its striking/contrasting red and green colours. This is a small type, not dissimilar to 'Green Globe' - apart from the added bright colour combination and a slightly smaller size. 'Tintenblut' translates as "Bleeding Ink" and is an exceptionally dark coloured sempervivum or houseleek - effectively "black" - with a great form. It's already popular with sempervivum enthusiasts on mainland Europe. We recently added 'Banyan', 'Deep Fire', 'Doeskin', 'Koala', 'Lavender & Old Lace', and 'Pink Lemonade' - all worthy of being...

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Sempervivum of the month: April 2019 - and Rain Dance

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Our choice for "sempervivum of the month" April 2019 is 'Densum'. This is one of our best selling sempervivums and is always excellent value for money. We usually include it in the "Ten of our choice" selection because it looks great, quickly forms a nice clump, and is super-reliable. We've recently added two superb modern varieties: 'Popocatepetl' - named after the active volcano in Mexico, so think "erupting lava" for a clue as to the colours you can expect - and 'Tesoro', which translates from Spanish as "Treasure". The drought at Komsberg Wilderness Nature Reserve unfortunately continued throughout 2018 and...

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