One of Karen's many hobbies is growing plants from seed. I thought I would post a bit about what she does. She also loves bonsai plants and has tried a few of these. It is so difficult to grow these and she has lost a few - but perseverance is her middle name and she keeps trying. This one is called crassula sarcocaulis it is an evergreen and these lovely pink flowers appear in the late summer. It is such a pretty little thing and appears to be going strong. (My goodness this sounds like I know what I am talking about but I just read it off the label.)
The Scots pine she grew from seeds she found outside. She has quite a few of these growing and they seem to be doing really well, she must be thinking of growing her own forrest with the amount she has got started. The Acer she bought as a very small plant and it also seems to be doing well, I think she was hoping to bonsai them once they are more established. I don't know where she gets her green finger from - certainly not me. Remember the lavender I bought and carefully potted. Well I got up this morning and this is what I found. My pot had smashed - no explanation other than the plant saying help!! Now I'll need to go and get another pot at the weekend and hope that the plant survives that long. Maybe I should just let Karen look after it. What do you think?