Having spent a few days on the beautiful Dorset coast coast I was going to post about that. Then I got home to find that my echeveria hybrid is flowering. I posted about the hybrid before and how pleased I was about its development. So waiting for its first proper flowering season is the last piece of the puzzle and as the Dorset coast will still be there for a few days longer (hopefully) I thought I would show the flowers first.
At this point I should really be pollinating the flowers with others from the same batch of hybrids. Then growing the seeds and repeating two or three times. Then the seeds should hopefully be stable and come true if grown else where. This is how you ensure that seeds produce a standard set of plants and is why producing new hybrids is such a slow process. This year though I am going to have to wait and all propagation is going to have to be through offsets. I have taken 6 pups off already and these will be grown to give me a good collection of plants. Maybe next year I'll start mass production.
As for the name, you may be wondering what I decided to call it. In the end the voting went for echeveria adonis blue. Who knows one day it may appear in a garden center near you.