Sunday, 30 January 2022

Crassula ovata 'Skinny Fingers'

My largest Crassula ovata 'Skinny Fingers'.


I will be giving this bute a bit of a 'haircut' over the coming weeks. Give us a shout over at twitter @ChrisElphick if you are interested in purchasing any of the resultant cuttings...

Saturday, 22 January 2022

Crassula ovata (Sorrento)

My Crassula ovata tree, grown from a single leaf cutting I took from a street plant in Sorrento:


Friday, 21 January 2022

Crassula ovata (Glastonbury Speaking Tree)

Continuing my current thread of Crassula ovata posts [1][2], today I sorted out another of my favourites from my collection. I grew this particular plant, last seen here, from a single leaf cutting, taken many moon ago, from one of the most impressive Jade plants I have ever seen - the large Crassula ovata growing in the upstairs window of The Speaking Tree, in Glastonbury.

The Glastonbury Tree Jade is a real ancient humdinger of a plant and be glimpsed in the top left of the photo below:

For a  closer image try [here] , from the mystical bookshop's website.

Over the years of growing my Glastonbury Speaking Tree Crassula tree, I have made numerous cuttings, many of which I grew on in the soil around the mother plant. Today, I removed the smaller GSPC plants from the edge of my larger tree (seen here,) and decided to start work on a second series Glastonbury Tree with one particular rooted cutting I took a fancy too:

Glastobury Speaking Trees Jade  Mark II

What I particularly like about this Mark II Speaking Tree Jade is the way the stems grow upright like fresh trees from the original branch cutting. I still have to brush up the old stem branch but I have I hopes of this becoming another of my loved collection plants as the tree develops :)

Facination clump of stems growing up
from an older older branch-cutting made
 a few moons again

I can't wait to see how this particular glass delovelpops :)

Tuesday, 18 January 2022

x2 Mandrake Seedlings

Continuing on from this past Mandrake post, I was chuffed to see two of my 5 sewn Mandrake seeds had germinated today :)

Saturday, 8 January 2022

My First Gardening Challenge of 2022

 I have set myself my first gardening project of 2022 - to bring these poor Haworthia plants back from the brink and to transform this old tin container into a brimming mound of green...

Sunday, 2 January 2022

My Eldest Crassula ovata (Amber - 27 Years Old)

I give my eldest Crassula ovata a pot change and bit of a pruning today.

I potted it a fair bit higher in the soil as I am hoping to start revealing more of its upper root structure soon.

I will do another pruning of the plant in the Spring to help shape it...


Saturday, 1 January 2022