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BarrowInFurnessRailwayStation · 20/01/2022 15:38

Things that make us happy πŸ˜ƒ

Pets
Trees
Wool
Objects
Colours
Landscapes
Pretty glass
Seaside
Sweaters
Crafts
Anything, as long as it spells happiness! πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

Thread for photos of our happy things
Thread for photos of our happy things
Thread for photos of our happy things
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BarrowInFurnessRailwayStation · 25/01/2022 09:28

Loving the kitty pics 😍

Here's one of mine and more tree and flower pics.

Thread for photos of our happy things
Thread for photos of our happy things
Thread for photos of our happy things
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knackeredcat · 25/01/2022 09:35

Nature and cats, sums many of us up. Love all the pictures Smile

I need more indoor plants that are resilient and won't die in a cold, damp house - grateful for any suggestions. I have a Monstera which is doing rather well, Pileas in various stages from surviving to flatlining and a trusty Yucca. Conscious that spring is around the corner and I want to give it a head start Grin

BarrowInFurnessRailwayStation · 25/01/2022 11:32

I need more indoor plants that are resilient and won't die in a cold, damp house - grateful for any suggestions. I have a Monstera which is doing rather well, Pileas in various stages from surviving to flatlining and a trusty Yucca. Conscious that spring is around the corner and I want to give it a head start

I don't know much about plants, but dh likes cacti and succulents and they're pretty hardy, even in the cold. We have some on the bathroom windowsill and they're quite happy there even though it's cold and gets damp, plus the window is open all year round.

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LilyRed · 25/01/2022 23:04

@knackeredcat

Nature and cats, sums many of us up. Love all the pictures Smile

I need more indoor plants that are resilient and won't die in a cold, damp house - grateful for any suggestions. I have a Monstera which is doing rather well, Pileas in various stages from surviving to flatlining and a trusty Yucca. Conscious that spring is around the corner and I want to give it a head start Grin

These work for me in cool areas - Ficus from the bog standard rubber plant onward, ficus lyrata, ficus benjamina, ficus alii (longifolia)- I have bought a lot if not all of these varieties as wee plants in Morrisons' cut flower section and just pot them on as needed. I put them out in a more shady part of the garden for summer - watch for minibeasties when you bring them in again! Bloody wee green caterpillars!

I make a mix of 30% multipurpose compost, about 70%John Innes No.2 (you can get it as a peat free version now) plus some perlite and some orchid bark for drainage. I add some granular feed and off we go - or you can buy houseplant compost but it is bloody expensive!

Hmm what else? oh yes, Epipremnum aureum, the gold variegated one has grown huge and is in my mini-jungle picture - if you have plant-chomping cats or dogs keep it away, I also have a syngonium that again lives in winter at about 15c and in summer anything up to 40c in the day in the west facing utility: again warning with the chomping cats and dogs! Unless you have a very daft animal, I've found most will not touch the plants that are bad for them.

Oh and bog standard butterfly orchids (phalaenopsis) are actually very easy, too don't coddle them and they will happily romp away and flower for ages.
knackeredcat · 26/01/2022 08:49

Many thanks for your suggestions, @BarrowInFurnessRailwayStation and @LilyRed. I've a hunch that my day will be spent looking at various houseplant websites Smile

LilyRed · 26/01/2022 12:34

@knackeredcat

I am good at compiling lists, so here is another plant, spathyphyllum - the one with white bracts aka peace lily, these will live anywhere. Again, keep away from any chomping beasts

autienotnaughty · 27/01/2022 07:12

Books, my dc, crosswords

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