A Spot of Indoor Gardening

I’m not much of a gardener,  I have no idea what I’m doing. However I think I know know enough to keep a few indoor plants ticking along.

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I found some seeds at the end if an aubergine,  so I rescued some and planted them in a small pot (I topped this pot up with more compost).

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My mint plant was exploding and in great need of a pruning so I took a couple of small cuttings in the hope they’ll take.

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So I ended up making small green-houses using straws and clingfilm over the mint cutting and aubergine seeds.

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The pepper plant I bought a few weeks ago seems to be shooting up. I’ve had a couple of the flowers bloom and there’s more and more little buds appearing each day. Fingers crossed I’ll get some cute tiny peppers.

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Sadly the basil I had has suffered drastically in this bout of ultra warm heat we’ve had. I don’t think I got the pattern of feeding it right. It withered then recovered too many times and finally it just died. I’m starting again  so hopefully this one will last longer.

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And finally meet Percy the Poinsettia. He’ll be 4 this year. He’s only ever had red leaves that first Christmas I bought him. He’s getting somewhat adventurous with his spreading out.

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I’ve done a tentative pruning of one branch to see how he fares (I really don’t want to kill him as I’ve never had a poinsettia last this long!).Ive planted the cutting on the off chance it’ll take and we get a baby Percy. If anyone has any tips about taking care of Poinsettias and how to get some of the red back,  I’ll be most appreciative to hear them.

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