Monday, 22 March 2021

Spring Seedlings

Mimosa pudics aka The Dancing Plant

Morning Glories (Heavenly Blue)

Sunflowers (Titan, Mongolian Giant & Giraffe)

Chinese Lanterns



Saturday, 20 March 2021

Monday, 15 March 2021

Sunday, 14 March 2021

The Mindful Garden #3

  Here he is - settled amongst the ivy in the section of our patio I am devoting to the creation of a mindful garden. He will form the focal point of the design. So far, so good...

Thursday, 11 March 2021

The Mindful Garden #2

 I have decided to create a mindful garden in this section of our patio:

Step One ~ Finding & Acquiring a Peaceful Buddha Statue accomplished :)


Wednesday, 10 March 2021

The Mindful Garden #1

This is one of the scruffier area of our garden. But I have plans of turning it into a patio feature by transforming this small 1 metre square patch of soil and plants into a Mindful Garden. Watch this space.. 

Tuesday, 9 March 2021

2 Tons of Topsoil

 Just had a delivery of two tons of topsoil It's time to take our gardening seriously...

Monday, 8 March 2021

Yard Art

 There are some big changes planned for our magickal garden this year. It is not quite warm enough to be sowing/planting outdoors yet, so I am starting Spring 2021 by sorting out my yard art.

Saturday, 6 March 2021

Window Film

Installed some cool window film to the south-facing porch window, Diffusing the harsh sunlight (hopefully to follow), as well as adding some more privacy to the porch, the film adds an iridescent sheen to the room that I find really charming. Only had enough film to cover one of the windows, but there is more on order...

(Left to right) Porticuria afra variagata, Trichocereus bridessii monsrosa,
Crassula ovata (Shrek's Ears) and Crassula ovata (Glastonbury)

Portulacaria afra with fossil ammonites

Red-tinged iridescent Crassula ovata (Shreik's Ears)

Pixie resting amongst two old Crassula ovatas
(check out the lighting on the main (right) stem

Sunshine came softly through my window today

Sun-dappled Trichocereus bridgesii monstrose

Monday, 1 March 2021

Three Barren Key-Holders


First Day in the Garden 2021

 I spent the morning in the garden, purveying the carnage left from a winter of neglect. Got big plans for the place over the next few weeks. Got a load of seeds sowed already, with a tonne or two of topsoil on the way...

Saturday, 27 February 2021

Here Come the Giants (Hopefully)

Today's sowing of the world's tallest Sunflowers (Mongolian Giant)(Titan)& (Giraffe). In the smaller pots, there are Rainbow chillies, Mexican sunflowers, poached egg plants & morning glory (heavenly blue).


Here Come the Spring...

These landed through my letterbox this morning. And the sun is shining too. Here comes the Spring...


Tuesday, 23 February 2021


 Sorry for the lack if updates recently. Seems I slipped into the black hole for a few weeks. Still,  I can see the daylight now and am heading out of there as fast as I am able...

Sunday, 31 January 2021

Sunday, 24 January 2021


Snow fell upon the magickal garden today :)

Crassula minor & Crassula ovata "Skinny Fingers"


Friday, 22 January 2021

Elf Chilling on Crassula Stump

This magickal way-marker looks very fitting amongst the branches of my oldest Crassula ovata plant. The little elf in the background is resting atop the stump left when I made a cutting of the plant for my daughter when she left home a couple of years ago.

The plant is of sentimental significance as I grew it from a single leaf cutting taken in 1994 when my daughter was born.

My daughter now looks after the large cutting I took. Here is a photo of it, sat beautifully on her Norwich windowsill:

Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Drosera madagascariensis Seeds

Sowing some Drosera madagascariensis seeds...

Monday, 18 January 2021

Kalanchoe brachyloba

I grew this Kalanchoe brachyloba from a single leaf cutting taken a few years ago. Looks like its ready to flower :)