25 March 2007

Grow plants, grow!

Until not too long ago I considered myself as being quite green fingered, however lately instead of "green fingers" I've earned the title of “death fingers” in the house due to the plant situation. Every plant in my care turns yellow and eventually goes to that big garden centre in the sky. I can't think what it is, over watering, under watering? Time of the year? Who knows. Maybe I need to talk to them more... Would they understand me though?

I've even got a cactus which isn't doing too well. Aren't cacti immortal? In the right hands maybe. I'm considering getting some artificial plants, although I've never been too keen on those. I think you can get some which are convincing though.


...Poor plant. Forza!

On a brighter note, I bought a new cactus last week with a flower on it which is looking good. I can't decide if the flower is real or not, especially as it's still alive.

Also I've planted some basil seeds which are doing well. The first few weeks they seemed to be growing each day, but now they seem to have slowed down... Fingers crossed. Here they are:



Hopefully it won't be too long until they're in the ragu. Sssshhh! Don't tell them that.

7 comments:

Annika said...

Those basil babies look a bit crowded, which could be why they aren't growing as much.

Delina said...

Good idea Annika. I've just pulled a few out, hopefully it will spur the babies on.

KC said...

I'm really no good with plants, so I can't give you any advice. But I just wanted to say that I really like the pot that the basil is in.

Nadine said...

I could so relate. Until about 6 years ago I killed everything I touch, but then the curse was broken and now I can't kill them if I tried. There is hope.

Giulia said...

Yes, your basil is all squish-did in there. I also love that cute little pot!

Cherrye said...

Maybe your basil stopped growing cause they heard you were going to "ragu" 'em. He he

BecsLifeOnline said...

*Sigh* I'm exactly the same with plants. I seriously do not know what it is that I'm doing wrong! My friend and I bought the same plant at the same time, and although they're both currently still alive, I'd bet all my belongings that it will be mine that dies first ha ha.