Monday 4 January 2021

Leeking Roof


A couple of my folkloric books have touched upon the subject of the deliberate planting of houseleeks on roofs, but never in a million years did I expect to see an actual example on my local patch. The belief was that they would protect you and your house from lightning strikes and witches.

Arilx

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  1. Love that little patch of House Leek

    Julie xxxxxx

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    1. I've seen a few now dotted around the country. I don't think I would have ever noticed them before. Arilx

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  2. Must admit I'd never encountered this tidbit of garden lore before! The idea of actually planting anything on a roof or building is literally foreign to us Midwesterners. In defense of mortar against roots, we'd spray those houseleeks (!) with bleach.

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    1. I'm not sure if they damage the building or not. Us Brits tend to have a lot of things growing up our homes which may well damage them! Arilx

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  3. Again, I have wandered here and learned a whole new thing. These looks like the succulents that we commonly call 'hens and chicks'.

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    1. I looked it up and you are right! A new thing for me to learn. Thank youx
      Arilx

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  4. You can never have too much protection from them witches!

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