My Cacti and Succulent Collection

Growing up I had a small collection of cacti and succulents located on the window ledge of my bedroom these were in a few pots and a long tray. Between university and parents moving house these disappeared. Last year I was in the budget supermarket I saw they had a series of cacti and succulents. The plants aren’t always kept well in Aldi but as cacti and succulents are more water resistant they stand a better chance.


The problem I have had when buying cacti is that they are often unlabelled and so I don’t know what most of the plants are. they are often not labelled so I have no idea.  I purchased about half a dozen different cacti from Aldi and have gradually added to the collection since the Most are displayed in the dining room which receives a huge amount of light for most of the day. Where required some have been repotted into a terracotta pot using a 50:50  mix of compost and horticultural sand.and


I purchased a corner stand to display five of the cacti.  Because they do not get as much light as they should so I rotate the cacti to ensure they receive adequate light.


My two sons added to my collection  for fathers day pictures of these can be seen in my post Fathers Day cacti These are now sat in the middle of the dining table


The Aloe Vera has been split to produce eight new plants and there are a few other cuttings I have taken at the front of the above picture.

My collection is growing slowly but looks great when I placed all the plants on the dining table to take the pictures for this article.

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We moved into this house in 2013. At that time the garden was a blank canvas, This blog is a scrapbook of my gardening journey. Something I can look back on and remember the highs and lows, something that perhaps other people will enjoy reading and hopefully commenting on along the way.

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