THE COM­ING OF THE BLOB

Central and North Burnett Times - - GARDEN - IN MY GAR­DEN WORDS: ANGIE THOMAS Angie Thomas is a hor­ti­cul­tur­ist at Yates. Se­dum Blob im­age and in­for­ma­tion cour­tesy of www.pga.com.au

Se­dums are fan­tas­tic suc­cu­lents that are low main­te­nance, drought hardy and pro­vide in­ter­est­ing year-round fo­liage colour.

Plant Grow­ers Aus­tralia (www.pga. com.au) has a fan­tas­tic collection of se­dums called Blob, in­clud­ing:

Pur­ple Blob (pic­tured) – at­trac­tive clus­ters of pur­ple and grey leaves.

Sil­ver Blob – com­pact rosettes of pow­dery sil­ver fo­liage with yel­low flow­ers dur­ing the warmer months.

Grey Blob – feath­ery-like grey fo­liage. Green Blob – rounded lime green leaves. Choco­late Blob – bur­gundy tinted leaves. Gold Blob – golden coloured fo­liage. The Blob range are fast-grow­ing spread­ing ground cov­ers that cre­ate a cush­ion-like mound of fleshy fo­liage.

Their colours and tex­tures are per­fect for cre­at­ing at­trac­tive fo­cal points in rock­eries, gar­den beds and dry gar­den de­signs or to edge paths and drive­ways. They also make a fab­u­lous pot­ted plant.

The Blob range are easy to grow in ei­ther full sun or part shade and are dry tol­er­ant once es­tab­lished. They only need wa­ter­ing once their leaves start to soften or shrink.

Se­dums need well-drained soil or pot­ting mix and will ben­e­fit from an oc­ca­sional feed with liq­uid plant food.

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