Be creative with cacti and succulents
Cacti and succulents are a ‘thing’ currently and have amazing colours, shapes and textures. Some of our favourites are Echeveria, Aloe Maculata, Sempervivum and Sedum. Continue the trend by using creative containers and planting some outside. Try old crockery for that whimsical look; perhaps a disused metal fire pit; plant inside the holes of cement blocks or beach driftwood … if it will hold soil, drain well and excess water can evaporate, give it a go.
It’s a great thing to do with the kids as well; I used to plant up old ice cream tubs with daisies and grass. Mind you this was when we used to collect frog spawn from puddles and keep them in the ice cream tubs, ah heady days!
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