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june update at corseside


By sandra


the cactus are realy showing off at the min..

i love the one above it had big pink double flowers..

these opuntia are the latest rescue cactus brought to me by a customer who wants his conservatory back..they are in amazing condition..

many of you know i share a house with my 74 year old mam Val. she’s a bit under the weather at the min so i took her on a guided tour of the fruit in our garden, with the aid of my camera…

her big tree fern is looking good but the small one is doing nothing….

on a brighter note….after taking these pics i picked a pound of blackcurrents..they have been cooked and eaten already….. now mam is planning her jam making so i think she might be on the up again..:-)

couldnt resist this last pic….:-)

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Lovely cacti ! I've never really tried to grow any but when i eventually get my greenhouse after looking at your pictures i may give it a try.. What is the tree Fern? I have Dicksonia antarctica which i didn't protect in the winter and i think maybe only here in body now. I've hung on to it just in case it might have a year off or something lol..Any ideas on whether i should throw it on the compost bin or wait a little longer?
You must have a very large garden with a veg patch that big.. Your garden path picture is lovely too..

6 Jun, 2011


Lovely pic's such bright and cheery colors on the cacti!

6 Jun, 2011


Everything is thriving Sandra and your cacti are really colourful, I love them but have never had any that flower, I`m really taken with that last one.
Hope your mum is feeling better soon and out among the fruit with you......

6 Jun, 2011


hi Bill tree fern is dicksonia i've been told dont give up on it yet...

thanks Teds

i'll pass your wishes on Lincs...i'm getting much better at getting them to flower...its all about drought and it would be where they grow...some flower every year..others im still waiting too..:-)

7 Jun, 2011


Stunning cacti Sand. Hywel needs to see these. can't believe you have so much fruit, doing so well. My apples are like yours, the blueberries are still tiny, but I did pick just a little under 7lb of Redcurrants on Saturday, before the birds ate any more. :o))

7 Jun, 2011


thanks Linda .....i have bought a couple of red currents to add for next year..i have never tasted them...what will u do with them?

7 Jun, 2011


Eveything looks fantastic!

7 Jun, 2011


Hi Sandra, you work so hard and your garden is looking great. Hope your Mum feels better soon.

7 Jun, 2011


thanks...mam is feeling a bit happier today thanks Dawn. she wants to be back in her kitchen making jam..thats where we like her too...:-)

7 Jun, 2011


I have the first cactus ( Echinopsis chamaecereus) in bloom at home,and the last picture looks like a Rebutia sp.lovely plants! Your fruit and veg look tasty - a great blog, Sandra...

8 Jun, 2011


Your cacti are looking lovely Sandra. They are the most amazing plants I know because we sell them at our garden centre and I never tire of looking at them. Do you grow other succulents as well?

8 Jun, 2011


thanks Rbt. i'm so enjoying them this year. after the winter we had some were looking so sad. its great to see them up and at it again..:-)

me too Sandra. get to know a few more each year. succulents are my favorites. the flowers are usualy not as great as the cacti but the foliage is so great.

8 Jun, 2011


I've made jam, twice this week with my redcurrants. They are lovely, but a bit sharp if they're not properly ripe.

9 Jun, 2011


Linda I just picked a couple of pound of black currants and my mam is better enough to direct the jam making...:-)

10 Jun, 2011


Glad your Mam is better and well enough to make your jam. Enjoy mmmmmm... :o))

11 Jun, 2011


all looking good sandra, sorry your mum hasn t been well, im missing all the news with not being here but sounds like she is alot better which im glad sandra :o)

12 Jun, 2011


thanks Sandra shes loads better now and rearing to get the jam

14 Jun, 2011


lol thats great sandra :o)

14 Jun, 2011


Hi Sandra... lovely blog...
I'm only just catching up with this ...
... wonderful cacti pics ! :o)

5 Jul, 2011


thanks Terra...i have missed so much on here as im soo busy at this time of year...:-)

6 Jul, 2011


Yes.. busy time of year for nurseries :o)

6 Jul, 2011

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