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I recently created an Instructable and video tutorial on making a low maintenance succulent terrarium and thought gardeners world readers might be interested. The project basically involves modifying a glass jar, creating a suitable environment
Hi guys, So, I have a window box in a shaded area that I want to put some plants in that don't need much attention and will do something interesting all year round. Do you think I could get away with a cactus or two? Or should I be looking
Although it's been a mixed summer weather-wise, I've still given my collection of succulent plants a 'holiday' outside, lining them up along a path to create a simple display. These tender succulents - aeonium, sedum and echeveria - spend autumn
Plants that have thick, fleshy leaves, which enable them to store water and so survive very dry conditions. Almost all cacti are succulents.
Hi my friend who lives in a care home got a christmas cactus a few weeks ago, but even though the plant is very healthy and green with lots of pink shoots ready to flower they have just dropped off, why has this happened is it tt warm
A member of the succulent plant family, particularly adapted to arid and extremely hot environments, and characterised by spines. Often flowers at night.
on external link and load from photo sharing site I think I have the one you are on about.I have it a few years and got it from elderly lady who had it for years.It is best with cactus to wait until they are pot bound or they will not flower and they don
, weekly feeding and frequent deadheading do create more work at a time when, to be honest, there are other things I'd rather be doing in the garden. Riding to the rescue have come a growing assortment of succulents - more unusual plants with very few
Some of the most spectacular dahlias are cactus and semi-cactus types. With their spiky petals, they can trace their lineage back to a single surviving plant grown from a crate of tubers imported into The Netherlands in 1872. Cactus dahlias are some
with about 7.5cm of bare stem below it, and push this into a pot of gritty compost to root. Aeoniums can survive with very little water, so do take care not to overwater! I'm a great fan of succulents too, and have quite a few different ones now,I keep them