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Hoya haul and Lechuza potting

On my last blog, I talked about the wonders of LECA. This time, I've got a video for you on Lechuza Pon, a whole different kind of substrate, plus my hoya haul from Hoya Store Australia. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/tGGTN15mPt8

Better the LECA you know

LECA  (lek-ah) LECA is short for Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregate and is growing medium which allows you to grow plants without any soil whatsoever. I gave birth in October. Okay. Didn’t. My doctor cut me opened and pulled my (unwilling) baby from my uterus in what turned out to be a rather complicated incident. I’ll … Continue reading Better the LECA you know

the trials of my syngonium

I didn’t know a syngonium was a syngonium. They were just these odd mottled plants my mum had. She’d cut them at the stalks and put them in a vase, and there they’d live forever more. So when I looked for greenery to compliment my new home, I took cuttings from my mothers plant and … Continue reading the trials of my syngonium

yep, I’m a plant lady…

So, if you’ve been following me on Instagram, you will have noticed a change to my content. A dramatic change. Yes, that’s right, I’ve gone plant crazy. Not quite sure what has happened. Actually, I am. It’s the obsessive gene. The addictive gene. I’ve got it. There’s no grey with me. There’s love, and there’s … Continue reading yep, I’m a plant lady…

KOOL-AID: things that go bump in the night

The last instalment of Kool-Aid... It was last night. I can’t tell you what time, as I didn’t pause to check my phone. The sound so large, so near, it woke me from my sleep. It was a car. Obviously a car, though the sound wasn’t that of a normal driving scenario. Too ragged, too, … Continue reading KOOL-AID: things that go bump in the night

KOOL-AID: i saw him on the tv

Where do I start with this? And where do I start without giving self away? I don’t know. I just don’t know. It was such an innocuous morning. The fire was going. The kitchen warm. Landlord and I were sitting together. He with his breakfast, me with my coffee. The TV, as per normal, was … Continue reading KOOL-AID: i saw him on the tv

KOOL-AID: christmas is all around

It’s been a very Christmassy twenty-four hours, really. Started with yesterday afternoon. Went for a walk just as was getting dark. Had planned it that way as fancied a walk through the village and don’t like doing that in daylight. The curtain twitching can be rather annoying. Feel like an alien at times. Honestly. Just … Continue reading KOOL-AID: christmas is all around

KOOL-AID: mania yes, happiness, no

When I was diagnosed as bi-polar, it was a bit of a shock. Firstly, I didn’t understand what it was. ‘Manic depressive,’ it was explained to me. Which makes you wonder why they insist on calling it bi-polar when everyone needs the explanation of ‘manic depressive’ to understand it. I’ll tell you why. Because people … Continue reading KOOL-AID: mania yes, happiness, no

KOOL-AID: a cult’s guide to cleaning

  Didn’t even think about it. Windows were dirty. Normally would not care about this. Am not saying am a dirty person. No. I do like things clean. Is easy in the gatehouse. Not much stuff. Floors are wooden so a sweep and going-over with a damp cloth is enough. Have not normally been concerned … Continue reading KOOL-AID: a cult’s guide to cleaning