At first I wasn't sure whether the title of this post would refer to me or the Tillandsias I've moved in to the shed last week but with the stretch of cold weather we're currently having it's safe to say it would be both.
The temperatures in our area have been hovering between +2 to -2C so the mild warmth and shelter of the new shed makes spending more time there than outside extra appealing. We haven't finished moving plants in there yet (we ran out of those coloured bowls) but the Tillandsias that were previously in the jungle hut are already in and enjoying the respite from the cold. Assuming that they are all actually alive still...
|Need to buy more of those bowls from Ikea!|
|Looks totally fine to me|
|One on top looks fine, the bottom one looks iffy|
|Maybe ok, maybe not|
I'm not sure what their exact names are, anyone out there who can give an ID? They are nice mementos of the Portland Fling we attended last summer (fellow attendees would have instantly recognised them!). As you can see they now live on the lotus seed pod vases I bought from the Wisley shop on our last visit.
|Note the horse chestnuts (Aesculus hippocastanum), we were given them and apparently they keep spiders away. I've always thought they were old wives tale but we shall have to wait and see. But it's not exactly spider season at the moment...|
|Other plants enjoying the warmth and shelter|
But look at all those holes, perhaps I should buy more Tillandsias to fill them up!