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Lessons from the tropical garden!

A decade ago

I dug a hole

Placed the young plant into the soil



Sunshine and rain

Alcantarea Imperialis never asked for anything and always gave beauty, including a final gift of a spectacular flower and new pups to carry on. 13 more words


DIY Terrariums

About a week ago Tyler and I went to a plant shop called Dig It and got a house plant, some seeds, a bulb, lavender plant, rosemary plant, and a mini terrarium kit. 163 more words


In the garden

Such a lot is happening in the garden at the moment.  We had a few very hot days, which meant watering time, which gives me a chance to look a bit more closely at what’s going on with various plants. 138 more words

Nov 18, 2017

Deforestation is a worldwide problem that is only getting worse as we cut trees down at an alarming rate without replanting.

Potatoes Are About 80% Water

We should harvest the water from potatoes to grow more potatoes. 7 more words


A bit of this and that

We’ve spent quite a bit of time at the plot this weekend, working on several different aspects.

First off, a lot of time was spent on Saturday collecting pallets from the industrial estate up the road, where several businesses gave us full permission to nab wood and pallets from their skips. 300 more words


First Camellia Bonsai Blossom

First Camellia Bonsai Blossom — Image by kenne

One year ago October, our friends Kathy and Bob from Winchester, Virginia visited us. They gave us our first camellia bonsai tree. 77 more words