Sunday, 4 August 2013

the dog days of summer

Welcome to August and hopefully the last few days of sweltering hot summer weather.
The plants that seem to be the happiest in the past few weeks have been the succulents, and we have a lot to choose from in the shop.
Some of the most popular are the lithops, or 'living stones'.

collection of living stones

Their shape and size is actually a natural camouflage to keep them from being eaten by animals looking for a desert snack(!), but we love them for the interesting texture and style that they lend to terrariums and mixed planters.

The selection of succulents, living stones and cactus is expanding every week - come in and have a look!