The Cwtch

The Terrarium Test

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

You’ve probably seen these Geometric-Style Terrariums everywhere at the moment.  I must have seen so many of them on Pinterest that something subliminally clicked and I suddenly had to have one.  I picked this one up in Sainsbury’s in their seasonal aisle, but you don’t have to hunt very hard to find them elsewhere.

Cacti and Succulents are actually reasonably cheap; I picked up all of these (including this very cool-looking, spiky Haworthia) for under ยฃ5 at our local garden centre.

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..!  ๐Ÿ™‚

5 replies on “The Terrarium Test”

Hi there ๐Ÿ˜Š 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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