I really do think they like it here. Who? My succulents, of course. You can read all about the succulent garden makeover here, if you like, but a couple of weeks down the track and they're starting to either send up flowers or produce new leaves. We have had a wonderful spring so far, with lots of sunshine, and all the succulents seem to be saying "we like this new, extra-sandy soil and all that sunshine" in the nicest possible way.
|I'm always in a muddle about the correct names for |
succulents. This person sending up a flower stalk is
either a haworthia or an aloe. Haven't got a clue
what's right, as they both look very similar.
|This is the amazing flower stalk of one of my gasterias.|
|And here's the bottom half of that gasteria.|
|Again, I'm not sure of its name, but by Googling at|
Google Images I think this is a Graptoveria, but the
main thing is that it is sending up a flower stalk.
|Ditto this one, great to see the flower stalk coming up,|
and my best guess is that it's a Graptopetalum.
|I'd never get a job at a succulent nursery, as I'm not|
sure of this one's name, either, but Google and I think
this is a Pachyphytum flower stalk, because...
|... this is its mum.|
|Oh hell, ummm... arrr... another Pachyphytum? No|
flower stalks yet, but the foliage has coloured up really
gorgeously since leaving the confines of its pot.
|And this little Sedum is so happy here it has, in the|
last two weeks, put a very rosy glow on its cheeks.
Apart from that it's all sunny days, flower stalks, new growth, rosy cheeks and scratching my head about what their real names are. So far, so succulent!