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26/10/2021

Blogtober day 26 - let's get to the root of the matter!

Day 26 of my first blogtober attempt and this evening I really don't have much to talk about....

Today was busy and I managed to work both gardening sessions - the morning one was delayed and accompanied by rain and a lovely friend while the afternoon garden was battered by high winds and filled with laughter.

One of the jobs from this morning was to rescue and repot a rather 'congested' Chlorophytum (think most folk know them as either Hen and Chicks or Spider plants). I was warned it needed a little TLC .... the description of it's predicament was ....
'It is trying to climb out of it's pot, I've never seen one trying to move out by itself'.... 

...and they were not wrong! The poor thing had pushed itself out of the terracotta pot by it's incredible mass of roots. 

It did take a bit of a pull before the pot released the plant, then with a bit of 'cruel to be kind' root pruning, the plant was potted up - I swear I could hear it sigh with relief.

Any hoo - shall leave it here - I have a mug of tea waiting for me and I am about to watch #SHOTY (Scotland's House of the Year) which we both thoroughly enjoy. Till tomorrow when hopefully I'll have something a little more interesting to say!


#blogtober2021

14 comments:

  1. Isn’t it funny how sometimes we say we have nothing interesting to say and then to other people it’s actually really interesting πŸ˜ƒ. All of my houseplants are in desperate need of repotting and reviving. It’s a job I didn’t do this year … or last, even though I had houseplant compost delivered during lockdown as I thought it would be a good job to keep me occupied. I will probably wait till the spring now and hope they all last until then 🀞

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    1. You could still pot them on - they'll settle in over winter and get going in spring😊 They'll love you for it πŸŒ±πŸ’šπŸ’š

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    2. I might give it a go … I have everything I need to crack on πŸ˜ƒ

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  2. Just like my dad said when I was in uni..if you can't think what to write, just send a card....you will soon run out of space!
    Nice plant..I have just acquired my first Spider plant for a long time. I think it will take a while to catch up with yours! xx

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    1. That's true - a card, once you start writing, is never big enough!

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  3. I've seen some very congested Chlorophytum in my time but that is the best ever. Poor plant!!πŸ₯€ No wonder it was complaining!! Those thick fleshy roots definitely take up lots of space. Having grown them in the garden I can remember how they spread out in the soil. 🧑 xx

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    1. It is the most congested one I have ever seen!

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  4. Thanks for the memory! Those huge fleshy roots, I've had some in the past when I had house plants. x

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    1. I hadn't realised you hadn't any house plants! I'd miss mine soooo much!

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  5. Goodness me, those are some roots!
    You got me excited, I read your post yesterday thinking that there was a new series of Scotland's Home of the Year but alas, I checked the i-player and its one we've already seen. I love that show! xxx

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    1. Sorry! We were watching on catch up, it is an excellent series!

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  6. We used to be overrun with spider plants. Our children were fascinated by them.

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    1. We all have them too - I suspect they are a family favourite :D

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  7. Wow! I've never seen a plant that root bound... crazy. Glad you were able to rescue it!

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