NEW ADDITION

I love succulents, but many of you already know that. I found one I didn’t have yet, it is a lot bigger than most of my other succulents. I keep them in a pot in the garden as they don’t like rain and cold in Winter so they overwinter in the greenhouse, however they survive in Winter outside but then they stuggle to get back to normal in Spring. This is the one with the biggest rosettes at the moment.

BIG SEMPERVIVUM ROSETTE WITH LOTS OF LITTLE ONES (HENS AND CHICKS)


HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND !!

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.

DO YOU REMEMBER ME ?

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THIS WAS HOW I LOOKED WHEN WE FIRST MET

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I GOT A PUP LAST SUMMER

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AND THIS IS ME NOW.

I’ll get a new big pot soon and then I’ll have my picture taken again. I wonder how many pups I’ll get this year !

Have a great week !!

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 !

 

 

A SIGN OF AUTUMN COMMING CLOSER

When the flowers of the sedum spectabile are opening it is a sign of Autumn  comming closer. The days are definitely shorter, the evenings colder but after the crazy hot Summer we had I am welcomming Autumn for once, normally I am not so keen. The garden is a mess with burned plants and leafs but the sedum spectabile is looking good, ofcourse being a succulent it loves warm dry weather. And this plant is a heaven for bees and butterflies.

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SEDUM SPECTABILE (also known as butterfly stonecrop or ice plant)

 

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SEDUM SPECTABILE IN FULL BLOOM

Have a great Sunday !

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 !