Part of my objective when designing a new succulent garden bed is to ‘direct the eye’ to different sections of my garden. I do this by creating pathways that lead the eye to either a raised garden bed, a feature plant or some other garden feature like a succulent wheelbarrow.
Autumn is a wonderful season for succulent blooms. This is a year for mostly propagating and maybe the occasional online purchase due to 2020 circumstances. The first blooms to appear at the start of autumn were my Stapelia Gigantea. The blooms are extremely smelly (a little like off meat) which
Did you know that succulents make a great firebreak? Not only are succulents waterwise plants but they can also create a great firebreak for your home. The world has watched Australia slowly burn over the course of a few months (summer of 2019 – 2020), taking out thousand of wildlife
When to repot, what soil medium to use and when to propagate is very important for any Rhipsalis grower. Rhipsalis are sometimes referred to as ‘jungle cactus’ as they are a type of epiphytic cactus (living on other plants without damaging them). This is the third year I have had
There is much debate around top dressing succulent pot arrangements and garden beds. I have seen it all, mulching with sugar cane, mulching with bark and the most preferred method used by experienced growers – rocks and non organic matter. It really does matter what top dressing you use. Any