revamping succulents

House Leeks

The great thing about leaving your garden for long periods of time is the amount of growth which happens without having the ‘waiting for it to grow’ feeling.  You can wield a pair of secateurs without conscience!

My houseleeks had grown very ‘leggy’, a look which I don’t particularly want my succulents to have, so I got handy with my clippers and made them into a nice, neat display instead.

House leeks

arranging them in the soil

then filled around with gravel

then filled around with gravel

Now it’s finger’s crossed that they like their new home!

white and black matching set

white and black set

This matching set came about originally as a custom order, and I liked it so much I wanted to add it to my shop for others to enjoy!  Please take a look here to see the listing and how to order.

treasury list : warm summer days…


Warm summer days Treasury List

Thanks to Betsy of Sunshine on Water for curating this lovely Summery Treasury List, which features my Tropical Red Earrings there on the bottom row!  Betsy makes stunning sterling silver jewellery, including earrings and personalised pendants so be sure to visit her Etsy Shop. Thanks Betsy!

Tropical Red Earrings

A closer inspection of those earrings!

shanghai treats

Remember when we had a cuisine week before we left Singapore?  (See our meal at the Banana Leaf Curry House here).  Well I have just found some photos from our next venue, whose name I can’t remember but their motto is good:

The interior was decorated in a modern Chinese Style.

I love the latticework with the mirrored walls behind.

Of course, we choose the ultimate Shanghai Treat – Xiao long bao dumplings.

click image to read more about these dumplings

click image to read more about these dumplings

In the bathroom was a rather descriptive sign.  Glad I read this after my meal.