Propagating without trying

by AnneWareham on May 18, 2013

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In the conservatory at Veddw we have a display of succulents, which we love and other people seem to, too. Makes for visitor entertainment when they are sheltering from the pouring rain.

Conservatory Veddw - succulents on bench copyright Charles Hawes

Charles’ picture. They flowering.

Personally, I like them better when they’re not flowering.Succulents May 2013 Veddw © Anne Wareham

Anne’s picture. Not flowering.

But Charles takes better pictures and likes them flowering.

Some time ago I noticed that occasionally a ‘leaf’, or whatever that bit of a succulent is called, drops off and starts rooting in the gravel all by itself.

Succulents in conservatory Veddw  May 2013 007  Veddw © Anne Wareham

And for some reason these look really cute. A sort of horticultural equivalent of kittens.

Succulents in conservatory Veddw  May 2013 007  Veddw © Anne Wareham

 

Succulents May 2013 005  Veddw © Anne Wareham

Succulents in conservatory Veddw  May 2013 Veddw © Anne Wareham

Succulents in conservatory Veddw  May 2013 Veddw © Anne Wareham

Though they are quite hard to take pictures of, if you’re me.

They even start flowering.

Succulents in conservatory Veddw  May 2013 Veddw © Anne Wareham

 

But of course, or of curse, what happens when I discover this is that I start picking them off and starting them in the gravel myself. And then I get preoccupied with whether they need watering or not. And generally I start fussing. And I’ve got myself an extra job.

Can’t just accept my blessings, can I? Got to meddle….

And please don’t ask what any are called – I do have labels somewhere but……not another job, please…

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