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Just in time for Easter

14 April 2017 22:34:56

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I have mentioned before that I am not the worlds best at House Plants. Most of them survive until the flowers they came with fade. some of them don't even last that long.

There is one exception that I have kept alive for a couple of years - Ok - so it't only a Christmas Cactus that can be successfully grown by your average 4-year-old - but hey - its a success for me!

Rachel posted a great video last year onhow to get this lovely plant to flower at Christmas and I followed her instructions to the letter and was delighted to have flowers right through the Christmas season.

However, something strange has happened - my "Christmas Cactus" has decided it will be an "Easter Cactus" and has burst into flower again!!!!

I'm just hoping that this isn't some sort of Swan Song and that its going to turn up its heels and die on me now!

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Jacinta D Jacinta D 14 April 2017 22:44:28

I think it can be normal for a Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera) to also flower for Easter. But then, I think maybe the leaves are a different shape, more rounded for Easter Cactus. Either way, Hazel, it's lovely.

So relieved the spring lambs were granted an Easter reprieve.

Moya Moya 14 April 2017 23:15:48

Well done Hazel - I mean that sincerely as I regularly kill houseplants.

JoanG JoanG 14 April 2017 23:27:37

I share Moya's sentiments!  Lovely to see the lambs in the fields at this time of year. 

Happy Easter, Hazel.

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 14 April 2017 23:46:29

you should hear the racket of the lambs when its lunch time! for the size of them they really holler - and Mammy just gives a little bleat in reply and then they are off at a hundred miles an hour to get lunch!!!

Jackie Jackie 15 April 2017 08:25:18

I'm useless with house plants......that looks great. 

Lol I'm sure you love it really to hear all that noise!! I love the sounds of nature. 

Myrtle Myrtle 15 April 2017 11:55:46

It's such a lovely time of year it has decided to put on it's happy face again :)


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