My favourite succulents ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒฑ

This is a summary of the updates I have been posting here about my succulent collection. I am really amazed by how this has grown, and actually survived, my long periods of absence from my flat in London over the past two years. Because of the pandemic my international travel was quite restricted and sometimes I got stuck away from London and unable to get … Continue reading My favourite succulents ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒฑ

Echinocereus rigidissimus rubrispino ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒฑ

The succulent I am featuring in this post is a bit different from the other ones in my collection, in the sense this is the closest plant I have to a cactus, although in a very small size. I have had this little cutie for more than five years now and it has grown only two thirds more than its original height. The deeper red … Continue reading Echinocereus rigidissimus rubrispino ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒฑ

Lithops hallii ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒฑ

Originally, these were some tiny plants I bought from an online garden shop, without knowing much about their needs and their botanical name. The only thing I knew was that these are very slow growing succulents that look like little stones. Their name comes from the Ancient Greek for “stone face” (ฮปฮฏฮธฮฟฯ‚ – lithos, meaning “stone,” and แฝ„ฯˆ – ops, meaning “face”) as one may …

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Kalanchoe thyrsiflora ๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ

La pequeรฑa planta que presento aqui pertenece a un gรฉnero diferente al de las otras de mi colecciรณn de suculentas. Esta planta pertenece al gรฉnero llamado kalanchoe, que en realidad proviene de un nombre chino. Esto significa que este grupo de plantas tiene orรญgenes en Asia y รfrica, a diferencia de las Amรฉricas, que son el lugar original de otras grandes familias de suculentas, y … Continue reading Kalanchoe thyrsiflora ๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ

Gasteria carinata variegata ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒฑ

I bought this plant almost a year ago from a nursery so I can assume by now it has adapted to the new environment where it has been placed. It is the first plant in my collection of this genus of succulents, a Gasteria. This group of plants is characterised by long tongue-shaped thick leaves that store a lot of water to be used during … Continue reading Gasteria carinata variegata ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒฑ

Trengwainton Garden ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ

Yesterday was one of these typical serendipity situations when you end up in a place without knowing the real reason why you are there and immediately realise you absolutely love it. I just wanted to share with you some of the images of this enchanted and solitary place in West Cornwall that made my day. Nature photography Continue reading Trengwainton Garden ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ

Graptoveria opalina ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒฑ

This is the newest addition to my succulent collection and, as most of the times, I did not know the name of the variety I was buying. I just liked the idea of adding a new specimen to the collection. I was attracted by the soft colours and the meatiness of its leaves. I learned afterwards that this is what distinguishes this family of succulents, … Continue reading Graptoveria opalina ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒฑ

Nature photography ๐ŸŒ…๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿชด

Nature photography One of my favourite subjects for photography is nature, in all its possible expressions, particularly landscapes, seascapes, sunsets and plants. There is something magical about capturing an image and crystallising a distinct moment in the ever changing process of natural life that will never be repeated the same again because of lighting, colours, season or emotion. Urban life does not allow us to … Continue reading Nature photography ๐ŸŒ…๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿชด