18 February 2012 13:22:35
Here's another little souvenir of the Canary Islands that I brought back.
It is pumice stone and I used it as an ingredient for today's orchid potting.
My youngest is keeping a piece as a 'pet' (silly sausage). We did have fun together in Tenerife, pretending to be Victorian Plant Hunters in unknown lands, although Sammy would keep 'discovering' cannibal populations and carnivorous plants :D
Potting up the orchids today with grit, bark, pumice, compost and perlite, it was very cold. Then I noticed perlite flying around so I got a bit worried that it was being blown out of the bag and away. But it wasn't perlite. It was bloomin hailstones!!! Grrr.