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WHAT DO WE DO ON NOVEMBER 1ST ?

I hope you all had a fun Halloween. Halloween is fairly new to me, when I was a child we didn’t know it excisted. I think it is more or less about 10 years now that it was first introduced in Belgium, at the moment you have people who hate it and people who love it. Some people decorate their homes with spooky stuff, but most people don’t (yet), trick or treating is done by very very few kids, I have never had a trick or treater at my door (yet). But now schools have picked up on it and make decorations with the children and they love it so I guess in time people over here will get as mad about it as the Americans. As for November 1st, it is a holiday here and people remember their loved ones who pased away, the week before  November 1st the graves get a good clean and then people put flowers or other decoration on the graves, I always find it a very sad day.

I took some pictures when I went to our local graveyard, you’ll see the sun is shining, we had 22 C° on November 1st !!! The bees were having a ball on all the flowers ! We have had years with snow on November 1st or heavy frost !

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I THINK THIS SUCCULENT WREATH IS LOVELY AND IT WILL STAY NICE FOR A LOT LONGER THAN THE CHRYSANTHEMUMS

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YOU CAN SEE THE TREE’S STILL HAVE A LOT OF LEAFS !

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Have a great week and thanks for passing by !

AN EXPERIMENT

When I put my yucca in the garden in May it didn’t look so good, a lot of it’s leafs were dead so I could either trow it away or experiment with it and as I love to experiment I choose to cut off all the leafs and a bit of the trunk, I used something to cover the wounds so the trunks wouldn’t rot and I waited and waited and for a long time nothing happened but I know plants are very strong and sometimes need a lot of time to do what they have to do and after a few months I noticed new life, yeuhhh !!!! The leafs are tiny but it has many new shoots so I am happy I made the right choice.

 

 

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IN THE BACK YOU CAN SEE A BIT OF MY CACTI AND SUCCULENT COLLECTION

 

 

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Have a great week all and don’t be afraid to experiment with a plant ! Thanks for visiting my blog !