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How to Care for Succulents (plants)
This is really cool! nice instructions. Where can I get a carnivorous plant that eats pigeons?? If anyone out there is addicted to succulents, like I am, they often come in a glass container with s this kind of moss all around. This set up is no good for the succulents which have to be repotted so they have good drainage, but it does mean I have some spare moss to give this a go!!! :) Maybe a bog in glass would be good. The ultimate would be to create some kind of Jack Spratt setup where desert and bog exist side by side in perfect synergy so they all stay happy with intermittent attention to maintain their respective Utopia ;)
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Excellent Instuctable :) I like your tips on how to send yourself mad quickly and effectively in step 2. I had to do it the hard way by extensive trial and error ;)
Starting a Balcony Garden
Nice work. Good instructions :) I started mine last year, did not remove any of the old soil, there was not much there and very compacted. Broke it up a bit, then put new soil on top. I chose plants that are very easy care, tolerate a lot of drought, and have a tendency to spread. This is because the area I had was not very hospitable to most plants, and since it is a tiny island of dirt with a kerb round, in the car park outside where I live, I did not have to worry about them spreading too much. I knew I would not always be able to water much due to health and logistics. And I didn't have to worry too much about weeding, because even weeds would not grow there before I started, and I decided any "weeds" that sprout up can stay as long as they look nice :) :) :) Alpines & sedums are great for this- any plants that grow on cliffs etc. If you had a boggy area that doesn't drain, marsh and bog plants are good. My advice is chose plants that suit what you have (shade/sun/dry/wet) and how much time and energy you can spare. There is so much variety you are bound to find things you like the look of that suit the environment you are working with. Many plants can be grown from seeds or stems of fruit and veg, and you can also get cuttings or offshoots from friends and neighbours. I planted some Pak Choi or similar that was past best for eating, it grew and had pretty yellow flowers! Lemongrass is good too.
Great work! I like how it complements the light fitting shape. It could be painted a contrast colour just on the front edge or the wall behind, for a different look. I like your plants :) :) Would be nice to see close up of the finished result once you put your items on the shelves too :)
My String Garden
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