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Name: Kate
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Eviesmummy
May 26, 2013 10:05 AM CST
I think that my S. Corsair sp? looks like it's going to bloom. I only have one rosette of this one so I have a few questions.
Firstly am I right? Is it starting to bloom?
Secondly if it is would someone be kind enough to post the link that explains how to do surgery in the hope of saving it Thumbs up
Apologies for the poor pictures the sun (shhh! I know!) is pretty bright today.

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valleylynn
May 26, 2013 10:08 AM CST

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Oh bummer Kate. That one does look like it going to bloom.
Here you go Kate. And hope it works for you. It worked on many of mine that I did, thanks to Dr. Houseleeks. Big Grin
The thread "Bolting Sempervivum" in Growing Pains
Name: Kate
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Eviesmummy
May 26, 2013 10:10 AM CST
Thanks Lynn, I'll give it a try, I'll have nothing to loose if it's going to bloom anyway. I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Kate
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Eviesmummy
May 26, 2013 12:55 PM CST
Surgery complete! I've left the pieces out overnight or them o dry and I'll repot tomorrow as long as it looks like it's dried properly. I didn't think to check the blade for soil after the first cut, I don't know if the little bits of soil will increase the chance of rot setting in but time will tell Shrug!
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Name: Greg Colucci
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gg5
May 26, 2013 2:21 PM CST
BRRRRAHHHAHHA (that's my Dr Frankenstein impersonation!) Welcome to the surgery club Kate!!! In one of your photos it did look like there may have been an offset beginning at the base, if that's the case, it'll be growing once you get these back into the soil! My feeling is that when you only have 1 type, this can increase the amount, if they live!
Great photos! I tip my hat to you.
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valleylynn
May 26, 2013 5:43 PM CST

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Keeping good thoughts for your semp Kate. Group hug

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twitcher
May 26, 2013 9:18 PM CST
Kate, that looks well done. At least one of the pieces should survive and make offsets. BTW, you are correct that I sometimes use the surgical approach to propagate plants in short supply. I don't like to do it too much, but sometimes its necessary to increase numbers of a plant you are in danger of losing.
Name: Greg Colucci
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gg5
May 26, 2013 9:42 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Kate
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Eviesmummy
May 27, 2013 5:02 AM CST
gg5 said:BRRRRAHHHAHHA (that's my Dr Frankenstein impersonation!)


Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Love it!!

Thanks Twit and Lynn, I've just popped it into a pot as rain is forecast for later. The pieces do look a little sorry for themselves but hopefully I'll get a piece or two that survives. Even if I don't I wont have lost anything Shrug!

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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
May 27, 2013 8:36 AM CST

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Group hug
Name: Greg Colucci
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gg5
May 27, 2013 11:22 AM CST
Hurray!
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Eviesmummy
Jun 5, 2013 7:44 AM CST
I thought I'd share some pics of my bolters
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My arachs are all on the bolt, except maybe the centre one, jury is still out on that one at the moment. I decapitated 2 at the back in the hope of getting some offsets.


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There go these Jovi's!

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This is sunwaves it's the one that was very badly smashed in the post. It recovered and has sent out loads of chics. It's always been tall so I'm not sure if its just lifting it's leaves for the latest babies at the top or is going to flower.

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My alpha isn't getting any taller since I first posted a pic of it about 3 weeks ago, but the centre is catching up with the top leaves so I think it will bloom.

I'm not holding out much hope for the one I did surgery on most of the pieces look dead or dying. I'll leave them in the pot though just in case.
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goldfinch4
Jun 5, 2013 8:57 AM CST

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It's a shame they're all going to flower (in your first picture), but it sure looks cool!

Sunwaves sure is on a mission to mutiply. Hilarious!
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twitcher
Jun 5, 2013 9:02 AM CST
I have a colony of S. dolomiticum x montanum in bloom. This is one of my favorites and a hybrid between two semp species. It stays about 1-1.5" and always a nice fuzzy green. I like the soft fuzzy ones for some reason. You don't mind touching them while working with them. I will remove the flower heads before seeds mature so that the colony will stay pure. Next spring, this container will be a mess with so many rosettes dying until the offsets fill in again.

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Name: Chris
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goldfinch4
Jun 5, 2013 1:53 PM CST

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Those are some cute little ones. They look like they don't mound up when they multiply. I have some that make such a big pile it's almost impossible to transplant them.
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jun 5, 2013 4:03 PM CST

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Kate, is J. neilreichii suppose to be a roller type?
Sun Waves is sure making up for being smashed in transit. Just look at all those lovely offsets. Lovey dubby
It is a shame to have them bloom, but on the other hand the blooms are so beautiful. Look forward to seeing the blooms.

Twit, that is one of my favorites, I too love the soft fuzzy ones. And I really love the shade of green.
It is sure putting on a beautiful bloom display. And it certainly isn't slowing down in the offset production. Smiling
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gg5
Jun 6, 2013 12:00 AM CST
Very lovely! Kate and Twit! Hurray!
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Eviesmummy
Jun 6, 2013 7:11 AM CST
Yes Lynn, J. neilreichii is meant to be a roller, although I've only had it a month or two and there are only one or two tiny babies at the moment.

Sunwaves certainly has been busy, the highest set is it's 3 lot of offsets in just a few weeks! The replacement plants that the nursery sent are also busy making offsets, although not quite so many. I'll have lots of this one come next year. This is my most tender semp. It hates too much rain - the leaves get soggy and die, the hail broke several more, but yet it still hanging on in there and multiplying like crazy! I will have to remember to try and find a very sheltered spot to over winter it though
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gg5
Jun 6, 2013 1:11 PM CST
I didn't know "rollers" could be fuzzy!! That's cool! Another one I'll have to look for! Hurray!
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 6, 2013 2:52 PM CST

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I don't think we can see the rollers in that first photo Greg. Sad

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