I’ve killed a lot of plants in the past. Full on planticide. There was the weird looking one I had on my windowsill as a kid… but it didn’t flower so I neglected it until it shrivelled and dried out (it was a Cactus, by the way. Yep. A Cactus dried out.). Then there was the pink Gerbera called Fred that I adopted in Uni to keep me company while I wrote at my desk. He came a cropper in the car on the way home at the end of term. I am officially an Ocimum Basilicum serial killer; Basil plants shake at the roots when I bring them home to sit on my kitchen windowsill.
I actually really love having plants around, and would like to think I’m green fingered deep down. I’m actually much, much better than I used to be thanks to a good run with a few Orchids (all alive to date…!) and a green fingered friend keeping a watchful eye (Call it Plant Parole). Anyway, I was so confident that I decided to give Cacti a go again and get a little Terrarium started up 🙂
Hopefully they’ll all like their new home sitting on top of the trunk in my lounge… If not, check back here for their obituary in a few weeks time..! 🙂
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This looks brill, the cacti you chose go together really well. I have managed not to kill my cactus or my aloe…yet!
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A week on and they’re still alive, I think! The cactus actually looks like it’s about to flower as well. But, it’s only been a week!
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Hi Nia 🙂 I was wondering where did you get your terrarium supplies from 🙂 They look beautiful!
Hi there 😊 I picked up the terrarium from Sainsbury’s a while back, but I’ve seen similar geometric ones from Marks and Spencer, Homesense and I think I even saw one in H&M home. I used humus rich compost, picked up the plants from my local garden centre and then used some pebbles to finish.
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