It occured to me that my cacti may not be getting the nutrients they need to flourish. At the moment they’re sitting in a mix of gravel/builders sand, and compost, and receive fertilizer every couple weeks or so. When they need repotting again this year, i’ll change the ratio to around 1 part loam, to 1 part leafmould, to 1 part gravel/builders sand, as has been recommended through various cacti & succulent books.

Sifting through the contents (mainly twigs and sticks) of  the compost bin

Managed to fill about two buckets!


~ by Brown Moth on April 27, 2009.

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