Tuesday, May 31, 2016

French pots filled with succulents

Good morning, we are just back from our walk in Callan Park and a quick coffee. It's chilly today. When we were walking a fellow on a tractor (in the park) waved to us and shouted out "Hello, Winter is Coming!" Made me laugh as it was straight out of Game of Thrones (which Phil and I are now a year and a half behind on as we don't have Foxtel).

I am having fun growing a little succulent garden at the moment. I don't really have a green thumb (or maybe I'm just not into it enough at the moment) - it's Phil who does all the gardening here so I need something hardy that doesn't require much ongoing attention for my French pots that I scored a while ago.

I've been collecting little succulents for these pots and for Mother's Day, Phil and the kids started to set it up for me.

A few weeks later and with some more plants added, it's looking fuller.

My inspiration is these overflowing pots at my friend's house. Aren't they beautiful. These reminds me of my Mum's courtyard. She definitely had a green thumb and loved pot plants. She would create succulent gardens in old salad bowls and any interesting pot. I have since managed to kill almost all the plants I took from her house when she died (except my grandfathers orchids - they are still beautiful).

My friend gave me a bunch of these ones above as she literally has them growing everywhere. I came home with a big plastic bag of them. I've planted them all into a lovely cobalt blue pot for by our front door.  It still needs to establish as it is looking bare at the moment so I'll share later.  In the meantime, I'm enjoying this pretty bow pot.

I've read heaps of articles about propagating succulents and some say to cut the stems and put them in solution but my friend says to just shove it in the dirt. That's what I did and it seems to be doing just fine. Fingers crossed anyway.

Fiona xx


  1. I love your pots! Very beautiful, Maria

  2. Haha Fiona you are like me...a bit useless when it comes to plants all except orchids! I too can only grow orchids, I have 6 of them in my kitchen in flower at the moment but if they were to move out of my sight into another room they would probably go the same way as all my other plants! In my house if you need more than a drop of water every couple of weeks you will wilt and die! Luckily for me about the only thing that will grow in Portugal is succulents and cacti! The pots look beautiful by the way love the shape and the mass of succulents in them!


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