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About me
🌿 I've been gardening ever since a child, when I spent time with my father in his vegetable garden. But my fascination with Echeverias started in the 1980's, when my father gave me a pot with five Echeverias, which turned out to be E. imbricata. At first I wasn't much interested in them and planted them in some obscure corner of the garden and completely forgot about them. How great was my surprise when, a couple of months later, I noticed that they had spread and made a beautiful display - I was hooked!
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Thursday, 11 February 2016

On my patio this Month (February 2016)



















The rain has been very welcome...

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4 comments:

  1. Wow, what a wonderful collection of succulents on your patio. I especially like the opuntia in photo 3 (is that o. microdasys?) and the tall cactus on the right of photo 10 that almost appears too tall for the shallow pot that it is in. A few times I've almost come home from the garden center with one of those. One of these days perhaps I will.

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    1. Hi Anonymous, yes, it is Opuntia microdasys (Bunny Ears cactus) and the tall one in photo 10 is Eve's Needle (Austrocylindropuntia subulata). I know I could've (should've) put names under all the photos, but I just couldn't get my thinking cap on for that big job! he he! Will do it as soon as I get a chance. And you're right about the shallow pot - I came out one morning and discovered that Eve had fallen over and broken the pot, and what a job getting her transplanted into a bigger pot without being pricked or breaking her tall upright stem! I've got it in a pot because it can spread like wild fire if left unchecked - those little green leaves fall off and take root almost immediately, and before you know it, you've got a whole forest. Thank you for stopping by, enjoyed our chat!

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  2. Hi Maree, I've just found your blog, and the other...gardening in Africa. I must say it's quite interesting to see south African gardens for a change, most information we find are from the US. So its really welcome to see gardens which share the same season. Oh I'm in Pretoria-Centurion by the way. I love gardening, I'm new to it though...I too love Succulents, I have a mini succulent rock garden I started and also blogged about. :). I'm also into vegetables...and flower plants...

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    1. Hi Miyelani, It's so true, difficult to find South African gardening blogs and when I do, I just lap it all up! I just love your little rock garden and once it fills up, it's going to be totally stunning! Enjoy and thanks for the visit!

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