Today I am going to get straight on with sharing my five things.
Last year I bought this cactus shortly before Christmas. It did indeed bloom for Christmas and looked beautiful. Since then I have stood it on the windowsill, watered it occasionally, never fed it and generally ignored it. I am not good with houseplants.
It continued to survive and grow and a few weeks ago flower buds started to appear. Just look at it now though! It is literally just about to burst into flower. I hoped that it would bloom to show you today, but I am sure that I will share photos when it does!
When I bought this cactus last year it was described - to my annoyance - as a "seasonal cactus". It seemed like a ridiculous term to me and as though they were trying to be politically correct in a plant name. Perhaps though as it is now flowering again in October I was being unfair. Perhaps it is a "seasonal cactus" and it just chooses a different season each year to flower in!
On Monday I announced the Love Made My Home Christmas Card Swap 2015. You can find out how to join by clicking here or on the picture at the top of the sidebar on the right.
Thank you to all of you who have signed up so far, it is great that so many of you want to take part in sending someone a handwritten Christmas message! I do hope that you will enjoy it.
If you haven't signed up yet, there is still time - and I will be giving more reminders until the closing date - but you have to sign up on the swap post - not here!
The clocks go back in the UK this weekend - Saturday night/Sunday morning in fact. That will be the end of British Summer Time for another year and the evenings will be dark early. Curtains will be drawn, candles light, lights put on. That is a real sign of autumn and the coming of winter isn't it.
We do get an extra hour though! How will you spend your extra hour? I expect that I will sleep in! What I won't be doing is washing up!
I did clear this up though don't worry!
Of course the time difference may mean that the hours for you to join Five On Friday are different as I know that our clocks change at different times around the world, so if the post isn't up yet when you stop by, try an hour later and it should be there!
As autumn is now well and truly here it means that it is mushroom time again.
All of these are growing in our front lawn.
I say lawn. As you can see, it is mostly very thick moss! In fact walking on it is a bit like being on a trampoline. Both moss and mushrooms show that it is compacted and probably wet too. A job for the spring to aerate it and get rid of the moss!
Lastly for this week, Yucca Babies! The babies are all doing well on the yucca's in the pots, and the variegated yucca babies are doing well too. They are far more robust, but they have had an extra year to grow than the ones in the pots.
2016 could be a bumper yucca year! Better than a yucky year hey!
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