I don't know whether the Prop is who our leader in this weekly show and tell, ask and answer, is aware that I am getting big pot envy? However I realise that this garden and gardener needs to keep herself in check. Why not spend a little time to look over what we have been up to or think worthy of sharing this week?
Here are my six....
1. For Succulents you need good drainage, and this container must be about the most appropriate I have. I'm not sure what type of stone it is made of. It looks like a piece of volcanic rock full of holes, but non the less heavy. At present Echeveria Elegans is growing in a little gritty soil, and has been in there for two or three years. Did I ever deny that I liked succulents? But I do not like cactii to work with, though admire them elsewhere..its the thorns!
2. I've been dithering over a little mini succulent at the market over the past two weeks and this time I succumbed and brought home this Portulacaria Afra Variegata, also known as the Elephant bush. Some people buy cakes, I buy plants...
When we were on holiday in Crete a couple of years ago, I found huge specimens in flower! However it was not the variegata form, but in full flower.
Other succulents have been sheltering from excess rain outside the front door.
3. We had our first Gardening Club Zoom meeting this week, where a friend and fellow member of the club: writer, garden designer, lecturer etc Sally Gregson gave us a talk: The Naked Garden, which was about the pleasures of a winter garden. Outside the colour is starting to come in the corner Acer. Later I am joining in our first HPS Zoom meeting. Bob Brown will be speaking, therefore I shall be coming back after that to read more posts.
4. This is the earliest I have seen the tips of crocus coming up....
5. Yellow shines through the gloom: Jasmine nudiflorum: Yingchun 'The Flower that welcomes Spring' in China is cheering up the Winter in Somerset.
6. I need to read up on how to increase this lovely plant growing in the gravel garden. It has been flowering non stop! I just keep on dead heading it: Erodium Fran's Delight. Will it be best to wait till spring, or would cuttings taken now be OK?
Chin up everyone...keep sane, and garden. See you all next week again for another six? Hope so.