Succulents on St Michael’s Mount

Agave americana
Agave americana


More of this spectacular garden can be found on my Garden Portrait.


20 Comments Add yours

  1. I love the range of colours in these plants. We were given an agave plant when we moved into our new home and it grew and grew and grew, until it had taken over a whole corner of the garden. And then suddenly one day, it fell over and that was the end of that. It must have become too heavy to support itself.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I like succulents but they are difficult to grow here unless you have a greenhouse to overwinter them. I have taken mine indoors but they don’t much like central heating 😦

  2. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Ooh aren’t they lovely, I’ve never seen the yellow, pink and green one before!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Got some flowering ones yesterday at the Minack Theatre before the storm hit!

      1. Lucid Gypsy says:

        I hope to see them soon 🙂 the sea at Sidmouth was horrendous yesterday, just like November.

    2. Heyjude says:

      We were viewing a house not so far from Cape Cornwall – it was a complete deluge! I thought we’d be blown away! Love the new Avatar by the way 🙂

  3. Sue Slaght says:

    I would love to have these in my back yard. Variety of color, easy to grow and beautiful.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Except they HATE cold weather!

      1. Sue Slaght says:

        They would love it here for about 6 weeks. 🙂

        1. Heyjude says:

          And then into a warm greenhouse 😉

  4. pommepal says:

    I love succulents Jude and I am lucky they are so easy to grow over here…

    1. Heyjude says:

      Ah, your garden is a treasure PP.

        1. Heyjude says:

          I did, which is what prompted my comment. You have a lovely garden, not sure I could leave it as often as you do 🙂

        2. pommepal says:

          Ah well I guess the time will come when I can’t travel so much. … 😦

        3. Heyjude says:

          I’m sure that won’t be for a long time!

  5. Aren’t they wonderful subjects for portraiture? I can understand why people become succulent tragics – sharp shape and clear colour. That first one against the steep hillside is my favourite.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I like the big ones too, they remind me of Cape Town. I also love Lithops – the ones that look like stones! But I haven’t spotted any so far.

  6. I’ve never been a big fan of succulents but your photos make them look so pretty!

  7. desleyjane says:

    Awesome. Finally I know what they are. Your shots are lovely. I actually have a green one on my terrace already I just realised seeing your photos. Thanks so much Jude.

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