Tulip Spectacular

Well it is the time of the year when all the tulips in the garden put on a show that raises your spirits and puts a “spring” in your step. I have 7 pots of tulips this year with a couple planted using the lasagne method. Where you plant one kind of tulip, put some…

Six on Saturday Saturday 20th April

Hello and welcome to this weeks SOS. Happy Easter! Rumour has it we are supposed to be having some warm weather this weekend although when I wrote this blog mostly on Thursday there is still a cold breeze coming off the North Sea from the Baltic all week. However yesterday’s temperatures more than made up…

How to grow Senicio Rowleyanus, String of Pearls

This blog is the start of an experiment in how to grow String of Pearls. I have been trying to grow String of Pearls for 6 months now and failing miserably. The problem seems to be overwatering. If you overwater the plant it causes the leaves to turn to mush and this then spreads like…

Six on Saturday 13th April 2019

Hello and welcome to this weeks Six on Saturday. The weather seems to be getting better. Although the sunny days have been followed by frosty nights. I have been brave and only put some of my tender succulents under cover and leaving the rest to the elements and I am pleased to say I have…

Six on Saturday 6th April 2019

Hello and welcome to this weeks SOS. Well what a soggy week this week has been. Mind you I am not complaining in my post last week about the gardening struggling due to lack of water and my water butts are full up again. Gardening opportunities have been limited this week mostly because of the…

Echeverias 5 of the best

My Echeveria collection is growing fast. I thought I would write a blog about some of my favourite ones. The first 3 are the first ones I bought in February 2018. 1. Echeveria Glauca I posted a picture of this in a SOS a few weeks ago and mistakenly and rather eagerly I claimed it…

Rain

As seems to be the norm these days the weather is all over the place. After record temperatures in February and a mini drought April has started with a wet snap. As March was pretty dry I had to use my water butts earlier this year and I was forced to use a half of…

Six on Saturday 30th March 2019

Good morning and welcome to this weeks SOS. I have been on holiday this weeks so I have been of course spending lot of time on the garden. I attempted to tidy up the shed something I have to been wanted to do for a while. I bought some shelves from Homebase but unfortunately my…

Schlumbergera….an apology.

I bought this plant last year at the RBGE and this is the second time it has flowered in 5 months. I was always non fussed when it came to Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving Cacti because of 2 reasons. No 1 you always seem to get them thrusted upon you when you go to a…

Is this Clematis stalk damaged beyond repair.

Hello Just a quick SOS (Save our Souls not the usuals blog). One of the stalks on last years best Clematis has seemed to have split due to the wind. I have it on a metal frame and I think it was buffeted by the endless wind we had a couple of weeks ago. The…