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Succulent Christmas tree

sandra

By sandra

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with howling wind and rain all day here in Pembrokeshire I spent the afternoon making a succulent Christmas decoration. The idea was picked up off some pictures I have seen on hot country sites. I used florists wet foam to for a base and just poked in cuttings from my babies. I have rooted cuttings this way before and it usually takes a couple of weeks to root, so I will leave it lying down for now to give it a chance to get some anchors down..the basket in the last pic was put together back in September and has plenty of roots now.

So fingers crossed it roots in time for me to add the lights…lol

Oh and this is also rooted in florists foam.

:-)

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That's lovely Sandra. If they do root how will you get them out of the foam without breaking the roots?

17 Nov, 2015

 

Thanks..In the past i have just cut the block up roots and all and put it into compost but i think i will just let this go mad and see what it does...

17 Nov, 2015

 

Absolutely superb Sandra.....a really good idea and very different and impressive.I love them!

17 Nov, 2015

 

What a good idea Sandra - I must show my OH - he is in to succulents - he has covered his shed roof at the allotment with them - Jane

17 Nov, 2015

 

I would love to see pics Jane. I have been experimenting with a roof here. Lets wait to see how they do Paul but I did have fun...

17 Nov, 2015

 

Oh I do like them Sandra, never seen any done like that, I have lots of little babies now and always looking for different ways to show them off, don't think I'd ever manage something as nice as these but its worth trying just to see what one can do, I would never have thought to root any in oasis, my son-in-laws sister owns one of the local florists, I'll have to chat nicely to see what she does with the offcuts, thats assuming she has any, if not I'll try for a bargain, lol...The Welcome Basket looks good as well....Added to faves...

17 Nov, 2015

 

Wonderful creation!!!

17 Nov, 2015

 

Thanks

An overload of babies is what made me do it in the first place Lincs. I bet they throw away lots of off cuts in a florists. it makes watering easier in the foam too.

17 Nov, 2015

 

Well done Sandra .. another for GoYpedia :o)

18 Nov, 2015

 

Oh I just love that tree, you are so creative Sandra....such patience.

18 Nov, 2015

 

If you still have them in the spring and keep them in the oasis will you occasionally add some weak plant food to the watering when you think they have rooted or just leave them?

18 Nov, 2015

 

They're brilliant Sandra! what a great idea :-)

18 Nov, 2015

 

glad you like it...

Stera I haven't planed that far ahead...It is just for my Christmas decorations and thing else will be a bonus...but I will let you know how it goes.

18 Nov, 2015

 

A great original idea. Bet some of us have a go after seeing your lovely images.

18 Nov, 2015

 

What a brilliant idea Sandra :o)

18 Nov, 2015

 

Well if anyone does I hope they post pics Eirlys.
thanks Hywel.

18 Nov, 2015

 

They're great Sandra I'm sure they will root and meanwhile you've got a wonderful set of arrangements.

18 Nov, 2015

 

I love it, what a great idea! Is it one sided or all round?

19 Nov, 2015

 

thanks Waddy....it was going to be all round GF but I ran out of cuttings. Next time i will try a smaller one this is a bit unsteady if I stand it up.

19 Nov, 2015

 

How lovely Sandra.

19 Nov, 2015

 

They are so pretty .

21 Nov, 2015

 

I think these are great - lovely decorations and so attractive!

21 Nov, 2015

 

thank you.....and so far so good..one week on and its all looking healthy. not sure it is strong enough to stand independently so i have covered the tray with silver foil..i will upload a pic.

22 Nov, 2015

 

I have a cone tree done using pyramid shaped oasis - that would work very well if you have enough cuttings or you could alternate.

22 Nov, 2015

 

I have been looking at those GF. they come in all shapes and sizes.

22 Nov, 2015

 

They do indeed! Could be quite the winter project or Christmas gift ideas.

22 Nov, 2015

 

i will definitely give it a go next summer.

22 Nov, 2015

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