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A semp tank

Post by Chromaphyo on Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:40 pm

With some old boards, I made last year a small tank that I planted with sedum and Sempervivum
The appearance is really starting to please me!






Petrosedum rupestre "Angelina", S. calcareum Guillaumes, S. montanum stiriacum Lloyd Praeger, S. atlanticum Oukameiden


S. montanum stiriacum Lloyd Praeger, S. atlanticum Oukameiden, S. (Jov.) allionii Gorges supérieures du Cians,


S. (Jov.) globiferum hirtum Croce Carnico, S. arachnoideum tomentosum Chateau Le Sailhant,


cv. Blue Light


cv. Hidde, S. cantabricum sp. Sierra de Grados, S. cantabricum guadarramense,
S. arvernense, Sedum spathulifolium purpureum

A part of my collection. When I see that I have over 400 different varieties, I say that it borders on insanity.
I can finally take care of the rest of the garden.
It was time. Since this week, Semp begin to reproduce.






S. (Jov.) heufelii Rujen


cv. Rosie


S. calcareum S.Antonio Realdo mt1200 ET88 Italy


S. calcareum La Grande Clue, Gorges du Cians FOL 2009/03

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Re: A semp tank

Post by Marko.D on Sun Apr 18, 2010 5:31 pm

Great collection!
I really like your board tank.
What about drainage and soil structure?

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Re: A semp tank

Post by Chromaphyo on Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:01 am

Narcoleptic

In the bottom, Styrofoam and big stones
On the top (10-15 cm), 1/2 compost and 1/2 gravel
Boards are protected by a plastic film. In the bottom, exist a exit hole for water

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Post by Marko.D on Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:49 pm

I suppose that plastic protection is just from the inside.
Did you used nylon or some kind of liquid plastic (as for making boats)?
I have a book called ''Making concrete garden ornaments'' by Sherry Warner Hunter and i was thinking about making concrete tanks, but i like your idea better because wooden tanks are cheaper, lighter and they look great too.

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Re: A semp tank

Post by Chromaphyo on Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:57 pm

I made this tank in one hour with old materials, it cost me any money.
The plastic used is an old plastic film packaging and is just from the inside.
The tank is raised to protect from moisture

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Re: A semp tank

Post by DLG on Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:22 pm

I love the Semp tank! I like it when the Semps and Sedums get used in a garden setting. Looking at pots lined up in a row gets old.

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Re: A semp tank

Post by vr4ds on Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:49 pm

Narcoleptic wrote:Great collection!
I really like your board tank.
I agree! It's beautiful

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Re: A semp tank

Post by contingo on Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:18 pm

very nice plantings Smile
I'm curious to see how they look next spring

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Re: A semp tank

Post by cohan on Sat Nov 27, 2010 7:11 am

very nice trough! some excellent plants, and good design..

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Re: A semp tank

Post by natalija on Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:54 am

this tank is amazing , it looks great
I can not wait to see how it looks this season

i have got one ... "thing/dish" that was used in vine production,
it is made of wood and I think that it would be great for planting semps in it

thank you for inspiration

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Re: A semp tank

Post by michael clark on Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:30 am

Love the tank! Blue Light looks really great in the sun. I have Blue Boy which is not quite as colourful

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Re: A semp tank

Post by sueshells on Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:35 pm

I'm way behind posting on this thread - but I love your semp tank too. Very pretty and the plants look happy.

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