Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Thursday, 7 August 2008

Sempervivum montanum

Houseleeks have accompanied us for most of our journey.

They are our friends.

They come in different colours and sizes. The picture above is of Mountain Houseleek (with a very appropriate scientific name) and was the image sent by phone on 7 August. We also saw much Common Houseleek (Sempervivum tectorum) - they grow side by side - and the yellow Large-flowered Houseleek (Sempervivum grandiflorum).

Here they are:

3 comments:

gillian said...

And Buongiorno to you two - and grazie! We'll certainly be in touch once you're back home. It's fantastic reading your step-by-step comments. I'm rather envious of the rest of your itinerary as I don't know those valleys at all. In the meantime Buon appetito - Gillian

Phreerunner said...

Thanks Gillian. We are honoured to have your company here (and rather smug that we are making you jealous!).
Ciao

Anonymous said...

Oh I wish I was there, too...

I am in love with Sempervivums.

http://sempervivums.sosblog.com

Best wishes and good luck to you from Ljubljana, Slovenia!

Renee