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23 November, 2011
I just wanted to share with you some succulent gardens I have just potted up! These beauties will be raffled off each show night of Phoenix Theatre's production of Alice in Wonderland :)
So, if your in Perth and looking for a great night out, head on down to Phoenix Theatre, Cnr of Carrington Rd and Rockingham Rd, Hamilton Hill and come see this magnificent Musical Production.
Full of laughs, this pantomime adaptation of Lewis Caroll's story come to life on stage with stunning costumes, great performances and yes... audience participation!
Opens this Thursday, 24th November. Runs until 4th December, tickets are $20 Adult and $15 Concession. And hey, you never know, you may win the raffle and be the proud owner of one of these succulent gardens!
See Phoenix Theatre's profile on Theatre Australia for more information.
06 October, 2011
Adding mulch around your succulents in your garden helps to:
- lower the soil temperature
- retain moisture within soil
- reduce water evaporation rate
- reduce soil erosion
- suppress weeds
TIP - Make sure you lay it on thick! For wood chips, 100mm thick will do the job nicely. ALSO, make sure you keep the mulch away from the base of your plants (unlike our photo here!) - this helps to prevent rotting at the base of your plants.
So...How much mulch will I need, and where do I get it from?
You can get mulch from any good garden centre or landscape supplier, and quantities are usually measured in cubic metres. To find out how many cubic metres you will need, simply times the length by the width of your space, then times that by the thickness/height of your mulch:
2m x 3m x 0.1m (100mm thick) = 0.6m3 (0.6 cubic metres)
So go out there and have some fun mulching your succulents!
And be proud of your garden!!! Go take a photo or two, post them on our Facebook Page and boast about your hard work! Go on... all the other kids are doin' it :)
27 September, 2011
Spring has sprung, and now is the perfect time to go out in the sunshine and get started on those spring projects. Here are a few ideas for you to ponder about:
- Brighten up the patio with some potted colour, succulent style! There are some vibrant reds available at the moment, like Crassula erosula Campfire, or Crassula fusca.
- Give your garden some colour too, with some Aloe Walmsleys Blue, or Aloe Black Gem.
So, what's the tip to making them look outstanding?
Whether it is in a pot or in the ground they need to be tightly packed. This creates not only an aesthetically appealing appearance, but it also makes a mini micro climate where each plant protects the others from severe heat, cold or any other undesirable elements.
And these two matching Euphorbias shall hence be known as Tweedlee and Tweedledum!
According to weatherzone.com.au, showers will clear by Saturday :)
26 August, 2011
Is your Cactus looking Cactus???
Well, don't stress out about it too much, because you might find that he's just suffering from the Winter Blues!
During the winter months most species of cacti tend to go into a dormant state, and because of this they don’t like very much water.
So... Are you guilty of over-watering your cactus this month?
If you are, this may be the reason why he looks a little on the sad side - his roots may be sitting in water and slowly rotting away.
If this is the case, let him dry out and you will find that he will bounce back when the weather warms up.
So remember - during the winter months, let your cacti dry out between waterings. They will love you for it!!!