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I’ve recently discovered that I can in fact keep some plants alive. Its not for lack of trying that they die, they just do. I decided it was time to try my hand at having a bit more responsibility so today I bought two more victims. I bought a really cute mini purple bucket from Hobbycraft last weekend just for the occasion!

I hadn’t actually planned to buy any more plants but I had to give up my last two fish for adoption so I kind of bought emotional replacements. I’ve decommissioned my last active fish tank because the filter is dying, and its keeping me awake at night. So they fishies had to go.

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These were the only two succulents in the whole garden center. The one on the right is looking a little sorry for itself so I’m hoping I can revive it (hmm) and the one on the left is called a sugar almond plant. Its a bit nibbled but we’ll just turn him around.

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I did all the potting in the kitchen much to my mums annoyance. (hence the paper towel)  I had to wage a full on war with the spiders under the brick holding the bag of soil down. They did not want to leave their bricky home!

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The final product. Look good don’t they!  Only downside to having them there is that I keep finding bits of plant in my bed….

The wind chime is another little DIY I never blogged about. I basically spray painted a horrible black with red chinese symbols windchime white. Not particularly exciting but it looks so much better.