I HAVE GOT ANOTHER ONE !

OPUNTIA FICUS INDICA BURBANK (PRICKLY PEAR)

You probably think I’m crazy but I am excited to have a new pad on my cactus, I started with one pad 2 years ago, last year I got a new pad and this year I got another one. I know for some people this is just weed as it grows very well where it is native but I live in Belgium and that is not exactly cactus paradise.

HERE IS A VIEW ON THE WHOLE PLANT AS IT LOOKS NOW.

I am pretty pleased with it.

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THE BABY IS STILL GROWING

Remember the baby bud on my opuntia ? The one I bought in France last year ?

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This is mum last year in France.

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This is mum and the little baby bud on June 23rd this year.

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This was taken a few days later on July 1st

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July 17 th

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August 12 th

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And this was taken today October 27 th. So in 4 months time the bud grew bigger than mum ! Amazing hey !!

Have a great weekend all and thanks for visiting !

 

 

LOOK AT ME !

Ten (10) weeks ago I looked like this ;

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ME AND MY MUM

Now I look like this:

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IN 10 WEEKS TIME I AM TALLER THAN MY MUM BUT I AM STILL A BIT SKINNY BUT THAT IS BECAUSE I AM NOT AN ADULT YET, RIGHT ? By the way, my name is opuntia ficus indica Burbank.

 

 

Have a great Sunday all and thanks for your visit !!

MY LITTLE ONE IS GROWING FAST

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REMEMBER THIS PICTURE ? TAKEN 23 RD OF JUNE 2018

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THIS PICTURE WAS TAKEN ON JULY 1ST

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THIS PICTURE WAS TAKEN THIS MORNING JULY 17 TH !!

I must add that he is getting a lot of sun as we are having a long hot and dry Summer and hardly any rain, ideal for a cactus.

Yesterday we had a bit of rain, not nearly enough to help end the drought we suffer from at the moment. But I am happy with every drop that we get. We are not used to this kind of tropical temperatures , neither are the gardens over here so the gardens are suffering, a lot of leafs and flowers are burned from the sun.

Have a great day all and thanks for visiting !

 

 

Oldies

More oldies today, it was a cold and a very  very wet Monday, a day to spent in bed with hot tea and a good book, alas duty called…

It was a day to dream about vacation in a warmer climat.

These are oldies from Arizona where we had a lovely vaction a few years ago.

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When I look at these pictures I can still feel the heath and look at that blue sky !!!

Have a great week all and thanks for visiting !