Money Trees

Inspired by the  Great British Houseplant Revival, I potted up these plants to give away.  I have always been a fan of houseplants. In fact I can’t remember a time without a houseplant in my life so it was great to see Tom Hart Dyke extolling the virtues of the indoor plant.

Over the years I have managed to sneak more and more in to our house, and since studying horticulture beginning to propagate them.   The specimens below are from a Money Tree (Crassula ovata) that came from my great aunt.  Not quite sure how old my plant is, but I have certainly had it at least 10 years.

Taken from leaf cuttings and placed on the kitchen windowsill these cuttings have taken over a year to grow to this size.   They were given away for Christmas to my office colleagues with strict instructions to look after them!

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Apple, Pear and Ginger Mincemeat

The last of the apples and a clutch of Warden pears were turned into mincemeat.  Yet to be baked as I seem to have been given a glut of mince pies.  Think we will wait until end of January when a bit of festive fare may help to perk us all up.

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