Having spent the morning doing some clearing out and cutting back of the flowerbed in the front garden, as I was nearly finished I discovered this little fellow lurking underneath the plants. It is a little baby Yucca plant. At first it appeared to be a baby Phormium (New Zealand Flax) which would have been good, but it is even more exciting that it is a Yucca!
It is too small and young to move at the moment, but next summer when it is (I hope) bigger, I will cut it off the parent plant and move it somewhere else.
You can see how beautiful the flowers are on the Yucca, even more have come out since I last showed it to you and it really is looking splendid.
I think that this is the best display of Yucca flowers that I have ever had in fact.
There are still more flowers to come out, I hope they make it!
I didn't take any before pictures, but you could hardly get past here before I cut back. It has made a massive difference. Although it seems harsh to cut the Phormiums (one at either end) back like this, if it snows in winter I find they get very mashed down by the weight of the snow and if it rains you get very wet trying to walk past them which isn't fun either! Cutting them back prevents both of these things happening and next year they will grow lots of new pointy leaves so that the whole cycle can start again.
Hubby did some hedge cutting to the Holly.
He also cut the top out of the Yew.
I gave the Hornbeam hedge a little trim just to neaten it up. The leaves are really starting to change colour now.
After all that hard work, a cuppa was definitely in order. You have to have tea after a stint in the garden.
I also wanted to show you this little fellow. He isn't flowering at the moment, but, this is big news for me! I have had this little Kalanchoe for nearly a year now. It is the longest that I have ever kept a houseplant alive. I cut back the dead flowers, water occasionally with tap water and he just sits on the windowsill the rest of the time. It is very exciting that he is still with us as I can kill houseplants just by looking at them.
I might not be around so much in the next few weeks and months as I normally am because we have some family stuff going on that needs my time. I am fine and so is hubby, and we are fine together as well. You probably won't even notice, but in case I do disappear, please don't worry and please know that I will return and won't be totally gone. Even if I don't get chance to comment on your posts, I will still be reading them so I will keep up with all that you are up to.