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Posted By: Liz the Squeak
02-Jan-11 - 06:55 AM
Thread Name: BS: Mudcat Gardeners report - 2011
Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Gardeners report - 2011
Not garden - that's a deserted frosted wasteland covered in bay, ivy, pittisporum and cat poo....

BUT.... for the first time in years, 3 out of 4 of my Christmas cacti have flowered, including one that hasn't flowered (or done much in the way of anything) for the last 13 years. I inherited it when my father died in Jan 1998, and it's never done so much as put out a new leafy thing that didn't die off. Suddenly, this year, it's got half a dozen flower buds on it! I did think I may have been overwatering it, but as it has been neglected for months on end, I don't think that was it. I have just recently (because I'm trying to not kill some houseplants on loan from a friend who moved house and isn't settled enough to take them back yet) been watering a little more frequently, but I was wondering if, with the snow we've had this last 6 weeks, the variation in light might have been the catalyst - it hasn't moved from its shelf since I put it there in 1998....

Anyway... thought I'd share.... :-P