Thursday, 13 August 2015

Plan B.



This...


Plus this...


Becomes this...

We sometimes learn a lot from blogging. I recently noticed in a picture of a fellow blogger's garden (Jacqueline's 9th June), that she had planted this rather ordinary (but very hardy) succulent plant in an old rusty antique cast-iron urn. It looked just perfect, so I'm brazenly copying her. 

I've been wondering what to do with my scraggy old 'succulent' plant for years; it's been sitting in a horrid plastic pot doing nothing since the last millenium; now it may actually thrive.

I think it looks rather nice; certainly a lot better than my lazy stones. 

Plan A was OK, Plan B will be better. Time will tell; thanks Jacqueline!

p.s. if anyone knows what it is.....




21 comments:

  1. It looks something like baby's tears ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soleirolia) but I'm not sure that's it. The stems are the wrong colour. Hmmm, back to the drawing board.

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    1. Looks like you've got it at once! Soleirolia soleirolii, also known as Baby's tears, Peace in the house, Polly prim, and Mind your own business. What interesting names; I shall have to chose the most appropriate one.

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  2. The plant (I don't know the name either) looks better already and will look great in a short while.

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    1. I'm hoping it will hang over the sides (which it does with Jacqueline's).

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  3. The urn looks so much better with a living plant in it, I'm sure Jacqueline won't mind that you nicked her idea.

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    1. I've kinda had her blessing already.

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  4. That's going to look just perfect Cro ….. it takes a little while for it to start hanging over ….. and, I'm sure that I nicked the idea from somewhere !!!! I do love that hangy down look !! ….. and, another good thing about it ….. it completely looks after itself and looks good year after year.
    Over the years, I have found so much inspiration from other bloggers so I'm glad that I too could be of some use !!
    Personally, I don't think that yours is Mind Your Own Business ….. that's not a succulent but, it could be from the soleirolia family but I think that yours is a type of sedum like mine. We once had a Mind Your Own Business indoor plant and, I stupidly put it in the garden and it completely took over ….. big mistake ….. HUGE !!
    XXXX

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    1. Mine certainly looks exactly like yours, and sounds like it has the same behaviour. And I was so looking forward to calling it 'Polly Prim'.

      Absolutely POURING here; the air has turned white, and the thunder is starting again. We had it all last night.

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  5. I'm glad someone knows what it is, as I have one too - a cutting from a friend many years ago, but she didn't know what it was called either. Mine is in a big pot and is trailing along the ground, so yours should look very good cascading from that lovely urn.

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  6. Very nice. Where did you put the stones? They looked special too… picked up from different places?

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    1. They've all gone to the old fountain.

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  7. That looks very attractive in the gorgeous, old urn. Deb

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  8. Anything green and living (even if it is moss) looks better than dull stone. It is a nice improvement, Cro.

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    1. I was being lazy; now I'm just lazy.

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  9. I love container gardens and yours is very nice! Especially with flowers and herbs. Very pretty.

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    1. I'll get there in the end.... but by then it'll probably be too late.

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  10. Round stones make beautiful cairns. I was going to suggest the plant was purslane, the flowering kind. But, if you get a chance to get the edible purslane, it has thick and fleshy leaves that taste lemony and is healthy too. Great in salads.

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  11. I have no idea what the plant is Cro, but I am always a great believer in plan B.

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  12. looks good in it's new home

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