Following on from this thread of growing trees from seed, a small collection of ours. Some we give away, some go into hedging gaps & some we bonsai.
Top left - Hazel & Sycamore
Top right - Horse Chestnut
Bottom left - Mountain Ash
Bottom middle - grouping of Horse Chestnuts grown from conkers. The crowns & roots are trimmed to bonsai them. They are over 30 years old now.
Bottom right - Conifers
My cactus 🌵 from Lidl is starting to grow out. As you can see they dyed the spines, so now I can see all the growth it's done at home.
For those looking for how to do the ŵ in Tŵt Wales (Tŵt Cymru), it's unicode character u0174 for the capital Ŵ and u0175 for the lowercase ŵ.
On #Linux to type a unicode character press ctrl, shift and u, then type the relevant unicode character number, in this case it's 0174 or 0175. It takes a little effort to remember the numbers, but I feel it's well worth it.
They're selling scotch bonnet #plants at Tesco for £2. I'll pick one up and see how it goes. Scotch bonnets are known for being particularly hot, coming in at 100,000-350,000 scoville heat units (SHU). Some folks I know have had some good success with growing chillies at home. Let's hope I can follow suit.
I spotted some crown rot—I think—at the base of my oldest cactus. Probably caused by over-watering. I've cut off the affected area and hope it'll recover, but I wouldn't be surprised if this is the beginning of the end. #plants
Hello, I'm Chris Were and this is a diary which covers my adventures with plants.
The independent social network for Wales, the Welsh, and everyone else! | Y rhwydwaith cymdeithasol annibynnol i Gymru. Tŵt is the social media network that puts YOU in charge. No data mining, no silly ads. Your Wales, your voice, join today! Tŵt yw’r rhwydwaith gymdeithasol sy’n rhoi rheolaeth i TI. Dim cloddio data, dim hysbysebion twp. Dy Gymru, dy lais, ymuna heddiw!