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The succulent plants retire for the winter by Penny King

Posted by sheiladearing on 07 Nov 2011 at 09:30 AM

This summer, the Stone Garden in Lady Anne’s put on a wonderful display, thanks to the interesting range of tender succulent plants in the ornamental pots placed around the area.

Now that autumn is upon us, these plants, including the visitors’ favourite, Aeonium arboreum ‘Atropurpureum’ AGM are lifted and will spend the cold months of the year in a frost-free glasshouse in the Rosemoor Nursery.

 

Penny removing Aeonium arboreum ‘Atropurpureum’ in the Stone Garden

Last week we carefully removed the plants one by one into trays and large buckets. They were then transported to the nursery and potted-up in fresh compost. We try not to over-pot them at this time of the year so that they don’t end up sitting in excessive amounts of cold wet compost which could lead to rotting of the roots. Here they will stay until next year, and once the frosts have passed, they will be transported back to Lady Anne’s and replanted into the pots again.

 

Bridget placing plants on the trailer for transportation

 

Penny finding a new home for the plants in the nursery

PENNY KING

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