Hanging out

It’s been a very long time since I last dared to unleash my creative fury on defenceless plants. The last post here to feature greenery was over a year ago.

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I’ve been feeling inspired to make a winter moss garden, after seeing one at my grandmother’s old house at Christmas, which I’d made for her in the summer soon before she died.

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So I’ve made a few moss gardens, and also a few hanging jars to brighten up the loft. I think I’ll repot again at some point as I didn’t have any gravel for the bottoms of the various vessels used.

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I didn’t realise how hard it would be to find good moss in London! I got some scrappy orchid moss from the local florist, but I’ve had to concentrate on succulents rather than moss varieties.

My new green friends are lovely, and have given me a chance to relieve the household mega jade plant of a few boughs.

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I’ve also potted one of the Caligulids – what I call offshoots of my spider plant Caligula, which itself was the grandchild of a plant in the window of my Year 10-11 form room. Caligula is ten years old now, which makes me feel old. Anyway, I hope this Caligulid will thrive and soon be sending its own offshoots out of its Kilner jar.

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Finally, here are some pics of my wonderful summer moss gardens. All the plants were collected from good old Canadian Mother Nature.

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