Tuesday 23 July 2013

Succulent Love

In SA I used to have a big succulent and cactus garden, both in beds and in pots. I am slowly creating teeny tiny new succulent pots. They are such rewarding plants because the only way you can kill them is to have insufficient drainage and over water them. So stones in the bottom of the pots, sandy soil and forgetting to water them makes them thrive! Also thrift shopping for interesting containers is the best part. It is better to buy plastic or tin containers so you can drill holes into them for drainage. However if you find a ceramic piece like the jubilee cup below, which you cannot not drill into, just put extra stones in the bottom and find a place for the pot that the rain does not reach.

1 comment:

  1. I love these Bron, I have a couple of succulents which have survived outdoors in the dreary weather, but I like the idea of making a little indoor pot from an interesting tin or ceramic pot, thanks for the inspiration x