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Potting

18 February 2012 13:22:35
Potting

Potting

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.


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Jacinta Jacinta 18 February 2012 14:40:59

You should hold a bit back to pare the hard skin on your feet (when you get older, that is....:O  ).


Rachel Rachel 18 February 2012 15:53:37

I could do with it, Jacinta. But the pumice is all used up now.


kitty kitty 18 February 2012 19:36:19

rachel why is there a 2 euro coin in the bag of gravel?. you should have worked in the glasshouse it would have been alot warmer for you


Rachel Rachel 18 February 2012 19:38:35

The €2 coin is to show the size of the pumice, Kitty.

If I work in the greenhouse I have to clean up, sweep etc. It's much easier to work outside.


kitty kitty 18 February 2012 19:54:48

anytime i stood outside to check where the hens had ventured to or to get stuff i was freezing and couldnt wait to get back to the tunnel again. you could always sweep up another day. better than been cold 


Joybells Joybells 18 February 2012 19:56:03

Glad you had a good holiday Rachel....I'm wondering were your bags not over the limit on the way back though :)


Rachel Rachel 18 February 2012 19:56:21

Oh no, Kitty. That is the slippery slope :O


Rachel Rachel 18 February 2012 19:57:16

Luckily the pumice is very light, Joy. We travelled Ryanair hand-luggage-only class!


Lìga Lìga 19 February 2012 10:24:40

Hailstones...brrrr

 Good souvenir,never thought you will bring home them too :))) 


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