Bountiful Bulbs

I am an absolute sucker for virtually any type of bulb. In the past 12 months I have given into my addiction and started up a collection.  I’m limited in what I can try as I don’t have any real garden beds (I live on the 5th floor).  Instead everything must cope with being pot bound.  I thought I’d share with you some of the lovely spring blooming bulbs that I’ve been enjoying lately.  First up is this stunning orange tritonia…

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A Flowering Favourite

I’ve recently rediscovered this great plant.  You may know them as Cape Primrose but I know them as Streptocarpus hybrids – the results of plant breeders crossing various species to develop a better  plant. About 5 years ago I discovered this plant for the first time and loved it at first sight.  The story of its demise is explained later on but when I came across it again more recently I simply had to buy one straightaway.

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Lovely Lithops

Lithops are small succulents which grow in the harsh dry regions of South Africa.  They are commonly known as Living Stones and its pretty obvious why when you see how easily they can blend in with sand and pebbles.  My love for them first started when I was around 12 -13 years old.  Anything weird caught my attention and lithops were right up there.  Actually now that I think about it pretty much any plant I hadn’t seen before caught my attention and was quickly added to my wish list.

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