January 2016 Photo Competition - Winter Wonders

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Re: January 2016 Photo Competition - Winter Wonders

Postby Diane » Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:50 am

A few mesembs flower in winter, and this is some winter "sun" from Glottiphyllum Muirii SB655:

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Glottiphyllum muirii SB655
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Re: January 2016 Photo Competition - Winter Wonders

Postby Liz M » Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:44 am

A final few more. An Echeveria that really looks like a cabbage but only the flower here.
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Echeveria x 'Meridien'


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A reliable winter flowerer, Echeveria pulvinata 'Frosty'


Delosperma congestum.jpg

Not in flower but utside and looking very happy, Delosperma congestum
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Re: January 2016 Photo Competition - Winter Wonders

Postby iann » Sat Feb 06, 2016 9:14 pm

I'm very sorry for keeping everyone in suspense. I'm going to go with Mike T's Echeverias. Can't resist that warm colour in the depth of winter.
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Re: January 2016 Photo Competition - Winter Wonders

Postby iann » Sat Feb 06, 2016 9:36 pm

And a note on the Delosperma. This is D. nubigenum.

There isn't really a D. congestum. Or rather there is, but unknown in cultivation. The horticultural trade seems to adore this name for some reason, maybe they have lots of labels printed up. I've seen at least three different plants sold by this name. At the moment the name is most commonly attached to D. basuticum, also sometimes seen with white flowers or white eyes on yellow flowers, and under various cultivar names.

D. nubigenum has smaller yellow flowers and fewer of them, and shorter more rounded leaves, but is extremely resistant to cold and wet. It is entirely hardy in a normal British garden if only you can keep the slugs off.
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Re: January 2016 Photo Competition - Winter Wonders

Postby Liz M » Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:31 pm

Thanks Ian, that is very useful information.
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Re: January 2016 Photo Competition - Winter Wonders

Postby MikeT » Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:13 am

Thanks, Ian

Now I need to think of subject for February...
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