Monday, 17 September 2012
Thursday, 13 September 2012
Ooh ! Petopentia natalensis with a nicely developing caudex (like me lol ) .
I was a bit worried about the dry dust peat it was growing in and the leaves a little bit droopy , so after consulting with the nice folk on the British Cactus Society Forum , I decided to repot her into a mixture of the peat she was already in , with some regular potting compost , horticultural grit and vermiculite for better drainage . The roots were actually growing away nice and healthily in the dry peat stuff , but this should be much better and now I,ve put her up in my greenhouse for a few days to perk up , but will be bringing her in to the house for the winter as I cant afford to use the heater anymore in there .
Anyway , the postman cheered me up by bringing me two parcels , plants I,d ordered on Ebay ,one of which almost climbed out of the box by itself as I sliced open the cardboard ! I wasn,t expecting such a large plant....but this is my new baby dinosaur T.Rex !
Tetrapanax papyrifer Rex ... eventually he is going to be HUGE !! ...and make my garden even more jungle like .