Wednesday, 24 August 2011


Sedum × rubrotinctum 'Aurora'
Agave parryi var. truncata

Agave or (×Mangave) 'Macha Mocha'

Cotyledon orbiculatum
Aeonium 'Sunburst'


  1. I love these closeups - I struggle to photo succulents so I might try to get some real close ups instead

  2. catharine Howard27 August 2011 at 00:04

    I have just started growing succulents - saw them in Kenya and got hooked

  3. john in coastal Nova Scotia28 August 2011 at 16:13

    Wonderful John! Aurora seems to be a great improvement over other of this type. These really enjoy being outside for the summer. Do you grow Dudleyas too? They are spectacular in California but I suspect our rains might clean them green.

  4. @John: I grow only one Dudleya but keep it under glass to avoid damaging its excellent white wax. Is 'aurora' available in Canada? It's a great chimaeral variegation.

  5. @Catharine Howard: Where in Kenya did you see them? There is a wonderful selection of succulents in the gardens there.

  6. john in coastal Nova Scotia29 August 2011 at 13:49

    John - I haven't seen Aurora about but in may be in Toronto or Vancouver. Are any Agaves winter-hardy in the Cotwolds?

  7. @John: Don't know yet - have A. parryi var huachuchensis on the new rock garden. Another clone has thriven on the rock garden at my parents' garden (much milder) for 20 years.


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