Three Things Thursday: 8 December 2016

As usual I’m joining with Emily of Ms Emily’s Home for Full-Grown Nerds (and others) for Three Things Thursday. As she says…

*three things that make me smile: an exercise in gratitude – feel free to steal this idea with wild abandon and fill your blog with the happy*

This week all three things are from a single trip out that we had on Tuesday. We went to visit Plantasia in Swansea… it’s one of the places that inspired the Eden Project and it’s about 25 years since I last went.

I was delighted to find several things there that I’m now growing at home.

First, this amazing hanging Nepenthes pitcher plant


A Nepenthes

Mine has a long way to go before it can compete with this one, but it’s certainly grown since I first got it.

Second, a selection of other insectivorous plants: Sarracenia (pitchers), Drosera (sundews) and Dionaea (Venus fly traps), species of which I have growing in the limery.


A community of carnivores

Third, Lithops (living stones). I have one surviving in the limery from the seeds I sowed back in 2014, but it has a long way to go before it looks like these:


So, those are three things making me smile this week – what about you?

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  1. shellssells

     /  December 8, 2016

    Living stones, possibly my favorite. And while we get tons of things to grow in and outside of our house, these are ones we just cannot keep no matter how hard we try. They are gorgeous, love all the plant photos!


  2. Sunshine makes me smile, a painting, almost finished is looking good and picking up those scraps of yarn and crochet hook is very pleasing – thank you for the inspiration!! 🙂


  3. So greeen! Looks amazing!


  4. I’m thankful that my 6 month review of my back with the surgeon in Brisbane yesterday went well, I’m thankful that I was able to walk up and down the very steep hill from the railway station to the hospital without pain, and I’m very, very grateful that I FINALLY made it home just after midnight after waiting 7 hours in the airport for my delayed plane. Oh, and I’m really grateful the bedroom air-conditioner wasn’t broken after all: a frog had climbed into it and it turned itself off in self-defence.


  5. All that green makes me smile. Lovely, lovely and lovely!



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