UPDATE ON MY CACTI AND SUCCULENTS

Cos of the storm today I couldn’t take any pictures of the garden but a while ago I promised you an update on my cacti and succulents, the collection I have indoors that is.

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MY RHIPSALIS

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THEY HAVE BEEN GROWING NICELY THIS SUMMER

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HERE YOU CAN SEE THAT MY PINK PELARGONIUM IS STILL IN BLOOM

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I water my collection about once a week with cold water that has been cooked before and they get a little bit of fertiliser just once in Spring or fresh soil, if they get fresh soil they don’t get fertilizer for a year. Each time I water them I inspect them to see if there are no bugs or illnesses and then after watering I give them a new place on another shelve so that they can sit in the sun once in a while and I turn them regularly so they won’t grow crooked. Some of these plants will soon go upstairs for a cooler overwintering ,unheated but frost-free, something they need  to produce flowers in Spring or Summer, others need a place arround 20 C° to stay happy.

Have a great week all and enjoy your garden ! Thanks for stopping by, it is much appreciated !

NEW HOUSE GUESTS

I have found a few new house guests, for some of them I have been looking for a long time, so I am quite pleased with myself  !I prefer my house guests to be small to start with and to stay small if possible so I can have many different ones.

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AGAVE STRICTA, ISN’T HE CUTE !!! BUT HE IS PRICKLY !!!

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SANSEVIERA FERNWOOD MIKADO, QUITE A MOUTHFULL HEY ! AND SHE HAS PUPS!

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THIS ONE IS A FICUS ELASTICA ABIDJAN ACCORDING TO THE LABEL BUT I AM NOT SURE ABOUT IT. IT LOOKS LIKE AN ORDINARY FICUS ELASTICA BUT IT IS SMALLER IN EVERY WAY.

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HAWORTHIA ATTENUATA AND IT HAS A PUP !

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HAWORTHIA LYMIFOLIA TWIST, IT HAD A PUP GROWING FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE POT

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THIS ONE IS A MELOCACTUS MATANZANUS, THE RED HAT NEEDS AT LEAST 5 YEARS TO GROW

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AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST AN AUSTRO CYLINDROPUNTIA

Don’t you just love them ???!! I do !!!

Have a great weekend all and enjoy your garden !

FUCHSIA’S AND MORE

A while ago I ordered some fuchsia’s from a place called Fuchsia’s Katrien Michiels, they have over 3000 different fuchsia’s and over a 1000 different pelargoniums on top of that they have other Summerflowering flowers and a small range of cacti. I love to go there ! They have a beautiful site on internet with all the pictures of the fuchsia’s and pelargoniums they sell. Yesterday I went to collect what I had ordered and I took some pictures.

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A LOOK AT THE PELARGONIUM HOUSE

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THESE DARK FLOWERING PELARGONIUMS ARE VERY POPULAR OVER HERE AT THE MOMENT

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THESE ARE SPECIAL LEAF PELARGONIUMS

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And here are the fuchsia’s. They are not in bloom yet but most of them have buds.

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THEY HAVE SEVERAL OF THESE HUGE GREENHOUSES FILLED WITH FUCHSIA’s

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EVERY FUCHSIA HAS A NUMBER AND A NAME AND SOME INFO : SUN OR SHADE, WINTERHARDY OR NOT, TRAILING OR STANDING, BIG FLOWER, DUBBLE FLOWER, SMALL FLOWER, COLOUR

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A CLOSER LOOK AT THE TAGS

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THIS IS A FUCHSIA WITH A VARIEGATED LEAF

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SOME ANUALS

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COLEUS

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COLEUS

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COLEUS

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HYDRANGEA

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BEGONIA’S IN HANGING POTS

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And last but not least the cacti !!!

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As you can see, they were all big cacti and they were a bit neglected so I guess she’s not a cacti fan but the cacti were beautiful none the less !

Have a great day all and enjoy your garden !

 

BEFORE AND AFTER

I bought 2 new plant racks for my cacti and succulents and personally I love the result and….I can put more plants on the new racks !

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Before I had the racks I used these little black tables

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Easter weekend was COLD but sunny, we still have  frost every night, the pond is still covered under a thick layer of ice and I have no  Spring blooms in the garden except for a few tête à tête narcissus I bought in the shop already in bloom, I planted them a few weeks back and they had snow and very low temperatures and they are still looking happy as Larry, they are so incredibly though !!!!!The forcast for the next 2 weeks is about the same, a very cold north-easterly wind and night frosts !! Is this Winter ever going to end ????

 

Have a great day all and thanks for stopping by !

THIS MORNING I DIDN’T BELIEVE MY EYES

I’m in shock really ! They predicted snow for yesterday and we had a lot of snow yesterday but it melted right away, so no problem. This morning I opened my curtains and look what I saw !!!!!

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SHOCK !!! HORROR !!!

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EVEN MY CACTI ARE IN SHOCK !!! CAN YOU SEE THE LOOK ON THEIR FACES ?

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AND LOOK AT MY BRAVE LITTLE DAFFS !!!

I had so many plans for the day, I thought I could work in the greenhouse, do a bit of planting and sowing there and a bit of repotting…..all dawn the drain now !the way to my greenhouse is too dangerous with the snow so I am not going to risk it.

Can anyone tell me when this is going to stop ???? I want SPRING !!!!!!

PS: I just read in the newspaper that it was 60 years ago we had this much snow at the end of March !

Happy  SUNday all !!!!