So… Earlier last week I made a post about my wife’s draw toward a tumblr post about the wonderful Aloe Polyphylla. Well… I ordered some seeds online and they arrived Saturday and I didn’t want to let them just sit around doing nothing….No. I had to get them moving! So it was that a trip…… Continue reading Sowing Aloe Polyphyllia
Yes… Upgrades… Just like the Agents in the Matrix it had to happen to me too at some point! I now have a different theme for the blog and also a new Facebook page… Huge thank you to my amazing wife for this. If it was left to me then it would have never happened.…… Continue reading A thank you… And upgrades.
This evening I was having a wander around the garden doing a very quick tidy up after pottering in the garden while working on a few things. I noticed that the plant I thought was a Crocosmia or maybe a Cordyline is in fact a Yukka… Not even a new Yukka… The history of my…… Continue reading The curious history of my unkillable Yukka
Ivy, Brambles, bamboo… All wonderful plants in their own right but by god, turn your head for 5 minutes and you can turn back and find half your garden awash in them! There are quite a few other rampant plants that will quickly overwhelm your garden if you don’t control them. For me a few…… Continue reading Controlling rampant/invasive plants
Quite a few years ago I used to collect cacti and succulents. I didn’t have a HUGE amount… But I had a few and I loved them. I had a couple of Opuntia, a small mix of a few Echinopsis and a few others. Now I only have a quickly-getting-out-of-control Cephalocereus. I also had a couple of succulents. A…… Continue reading A blast from my past
As a gardener on the cheap I have found that I should really be prepared to leap at any offers of plants or cuttings. One of the guys in our team actually has a ready kit that he carries with him, he showed it me and we went through what was in it… And now…… Continue reading The scrounging gardener’s ready kit
So we are nearing the end of summer….Kinda. Ok… It’s only mid way through July but as someone on a very limited budget I have to plan things WAY in advance so that I can get a little cash together to buy things. So I got a gardening brochure through the post the other day…… Continue reading Planning my plants for next year