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Name: David Ross
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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ivez152
Sep 3, 2015 2:16 PM CST
Well i couldn't resist and using the recommended supplier thread i have gone all out and ordered fives semps from Mendlenursery.co.uk

I've gone for the following purely based on aesthetics:

Adelaar
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Bold Chick
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Bowles Variety
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Calcareum Greenii
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Amanda
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I'll be sure to keep this thread updated once they arrive so we can see how they compare to stock photos. Rolling my eyes.

Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Sep 3, 2015 2:34 PM CST
Those are beautiful! Welcome! to ATP.
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Paddy
Sep 3, 2015 3:41 PM CST
Nice selection there Dave only another four thousand four hundred left to collect Rolling on the floor laughing Hope you've your compost and labels organised and remember the greatest enemy of semps is wet boggy soil . This time last year I had about six or seven semps now I'm up to about eighty or so I tip my hat to you.
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Sep 3, 2015 7:14 PM CST
Paddy you are as bad as me!!! I had no idea! AND I live in an apartment so I outgrew planting space here and asked my friends for some of their yard space - really I did!! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Anyway your plants are lovely David!
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Michael
Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany
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parttimegardener
Sep 3, 2015 11:05 PM CST
Hi David,

Congratulations Hurray! Now you purchased semps A to C, when will you start searching for semps D to F??????
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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Sep 3, 2015 11:40 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 3, 2015 11:54 PM CST

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Oh Michael, are you egging David on? Whistling

David I can't wait to see your first baby photos of your new semps. Hurray!
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Sep 4, 2015 3:27 AM CST

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Nice assortment David! Yup, this is only the beginning....... Big Grin Big Grin
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Name: David Ross
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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ivez152
Sep 4, 2015 4:15 AM CST
goldfinch4 said:Nice assortment David! Yup, this is only the beginning....... Big Grin Big Grin


Yup at this point i'm purely basing my decisions on eye candy.

Out of interest has anyone ordered from mendle nursery before, just wondered how long delivery takes.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 4, 2015 8:45 AM CST

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I think @PiaLouiseSourvi, Kate @Eviesmummy and @Paddy have. Maybe they can give you information.
Name: Pia-Louise
Romford, U.K. (Zone 8b)

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PiaLouiseSourvi
Sep 4, 2015 5:25 PM CST
Hello everyone. I've been super busy with my plants lately. Pruning indoor ones before they start hibernating for winter!
I will go take pictures of my Semps tomorrow morning for you all :)
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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
Garden Photography Region: Pacific Northwest Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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springcolor
Sep 4, 2015 5:47 PM CST
Good to see you Pia.
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Ireland . (Zone 9a)
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Paddy
Sep 4, 2015 6:24 PM CST
valleylynn said:I think @PiaLouiseSourvi, Kate @Eviesmummy and @Paddy have. Maybe they can give you information.

Hi Dave , I've only bought semps from Fernwood.co.uk and Sempervivum.de a German site . Delivery only takes a few days whether by courier or post office . The best part of buying semps online is they keep for weeks and will spring back to life as soon as planted .

Hi Pia good to see you again ,can't wait to see your updates .
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 4, 2015 6:53 PM CST

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Hurray! Hi Pia. I am so looking forward to your new semp photos. I bet they are coloring up nicely this time of year.
Name: Judith
Northern Virginia (Zone 7a)
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JKing
Sep 5, 2015 1:07 PM CST
Pia, you say you are pruning your indoor plants. I'm wondering if you grow any semps indoors?
Name: Pia-Louise
Romford, U.K. (Zone 8b)

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PiaLouiseSourvi
Sep 5, 2015 6:40 PM CST
No I haven't had much luck with Semps indoors they go very leggy for me so I leave them outside. Sad
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