Sunday, 27 February 2022

Spring nears...

Our Chinese Witch Hazel enjoying this weekend's late winter sunshine:

I look forward to the flowering of this plant every year, as it's blooms mark the turning point of winter for me and I marks a time where I can start to count down the days to warmer weather.

Mrs MG holds a similar liking to the Chinese Witch Hazel, gifted by her mum as a birthday gift a good few moons ago now. So much so that she called me out into the garden last night to show me the results of her evening's handiwork - rigging up solar lighting to illuminate :)

Pic by Mrs MG

Spring nears... :)

Saturday, 26 February 2022

Cacti Babies Update

I know that its just a couple of weeks since I last posted un update on my Trich. cacti babies, but they have really seemed to swell since I last photographed them :)

Thursday, 24 February 2022

Wednesday, 23 February 2022

Smudgestick Sowings

 Sowed some Vanilla sweetgrass and White Sage seeds this morning 🙂🤞

Tuesday, 22 February 2022

Catnip Guard

 Well, someone seems a bit annoyed we have protected the catnip in the garden. I think I will move the guard a little to let the pwscat chew on the tops on a small section of the plant. I don't want to be too mean. Here he is during happier times.

Friday, 18 February 2022

Thursday, 17 February 2022

Tier Two Crassula #6

I potted up this old half-neglected Crassula ovata undulata this afternoon. My aim? To help shape a pretty dramatic lower trunk on the the plant...

Wednesday, 16 February 2022

One happy cat

It looks like one of the neighbour's cats has found the catnip growing in out garden lol:


Tuesday, 15 February 2022

Monday, 14 February 2022

Tier 2 Crassula #5

This, rather neglected plant, is my most colourful Crassula ovata. Pretty, ain't it?

Sunday, 13 February 2022

Waiting for the spring

My 'Glastonbury' and 'Skinny Fingers' Crassula ovata plants sat on our kitchen windowsill, waiting patiently for the Spring:

Variegated Bear's Paw Plant

This little plant, a variegated Cotyledon tomentosa (Bear's Paw Plant) has been slow to develop over the last year. Last see on MG here, the plant seems to have favoured growing a plethora of small soft furry leaves instead of putting on any appreciable size. 

Trying to remedy this, I have now re-potted the plant in fresh compost. During the procedure, I discovered the root structure was very poor, so I am hoping the different growing medium will have a positive effect on the Cotyledon. I have also changed the location of the Bear's Paw in the house, so it gets more indirect sunlight and am keeping my fingers crossed that, as Spring rapidly approaches, I have given my rather cute Bear's Paw a better opportunity to thrive. Finger's crossed.

Saturday, 12 February 2022

Tier 2 Crassula #4

I am loving the mutant leave deformities on this young Crassula ovata Compact Hobbit tree :)

Friday, 11 February 2022

Thursday, 10 February 2022

Calea zacatechichi

Calea zacatechichi - a.k.a. the bitter dream herb. I find growing these easier in a bottle garden, or in this case, a glass head.


Tuesday, 8 February 2022

Monday, 7 February 2022

Wakey! Wakey!

Last seen here, my little cacti seems to have survived their winter sleep. Wanting to give them a bit of a head start in putting on a bit of girth, I moved the cacti onto a heat tray beneath some artificial lights. It's time for the baby San Pedro and Bolivian Torch cacti to wake up!

Sunday, 6 February 2022

Friday, 4 February 2022

Tier 2 Jades #2

One of my lovely mutated variety of Crassula ovata. This should be an eyecatcher once it gets bigger :)


Thursday, 3 February 2022

Tier 2 Jades #1

After sharing some images of my 'top tier' Crassula's - the Amber, Sorrento, Glastonbury and Skinny Fingers plants, I thought I would share one of my tier two (plants in progress) Jades today.

 This is actually a large cutting from my eldest Jade, which I am growing on its side to hopefully create an interesting design in the plant as it grows. Watch this space, as they say...

In the Night Garden


Wednesday, 2 February 2022

Tuesday, 1 February 2022