A Must-Go Place in Cornwall (Part II)

Last month I shared with you a must-go place if you’re ever in Cornwall. It’s a plant-lover’s paradise. You can read about and its fabulous cabin of curiosities here.

I promised to reveal the plant that made me so ridiculously happy.

Well, take a look at the cover image for this blog post.

Ta-dah!!!! This little bundle of spiky-succulent-gorgeousness is the plant!

It’s an Aloe Polyphylla. And apparently it’s quite rare.

Awesome isn’t it!

Okay, so it might not look much now. But this is what it will look like in a few years:

Image courtesy of Surreal Succulents –  www.surrealsucculents.co.uk

Isn’t it just the most glorious bit of green loveliness that you’ve ever seen? I’m just so in love with the spiral pattern. And I have to admit that I’m a real sucker for sculptural plants.

GinGin is also in love with this plant. She’s had the idea that we should photograph it once a month to document how it grows.

I think that’s a fabulous idea! And I’m super-happy that she’s taken such a keen interest in our ever-growing collection of plants.

We want her to feel connected to the natural world. To know that it’s fragile, carefully balanced and in desperate need of our love, care and protection.

Caring for our plants at home, watching them grow and learning about each one’s particular likes and dislikes are all key to making sure she is aware of the relative fragility of ecology.

It will help feed into her developing knowledge and understanding of the world around her. And of our responsibility to protect and preserve it for future generations.

But, anyway, I’m wandering off the point here. And I’ll be posting about our attempts at propagation and plant care soon 😉

Show Us Round Already!

If you clicked on this post, you’re probably keen to see this must-go place in Cornwall I keep going on about *LOL*

So I’ll get on with it and show you some of the images I took of the outside bit of Tremenheere Nursery.

You can click on each circle to see a bigger image 🙂

If you’re unsure of where you would plant your succulents there are some ready-made plant collections. These would make the perfect gift. ( I hope you’re reading this Jon!)

I especially liked the ones in the handmade papercrete glinary pots made by Gary Rogers.

There is an awesome array of plants to choose from. And there are plants at different growing stages, so you can buy big for immediate impact or go small to save a few pennies and enjoy taking time to nurture your new plant babies.

The guys at Tremenheere Nursery didn’t choose the name Surreal Succulents for nothing. This place is epic if, like me, you love these awesome little plants!

So next time you’re in Cornwall, I would definitely recommend a trip over to Tremenheere Nursery.

Now over to you: where’s your favourite plant nursery and what makes it a totally awesome place? I’d love to hear where you go to find your treasured plant babies.

Best wishes,

Jennie xx

PS – If you’re thinking of investing in an Aloe Polyphylla – and I think you should 😉 – then check out this handy guide on how to care for it, written by the guys over at Surreal Succulents.

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  1. Kim
    July 6, 2018 / 4:45 pm

    Whatever you do, beware of slugs! I’ve never had any trouble with succulents+slugs until Surreal Succulents tempted me with a polyphylla … I’m now glad I had bought 2! 🙂

    • July 10, 2018 / 10:38 am

      We do have a bit of a problem with slugs. We have far fewer since we removed the Azaleas from our garden.

      Plus a very hungry little caterpillar munched its way through our Zwartkop too. So I haven’t actually dared to put my Poly outside yet! 😀

  2. July 5, 2018 / 10:34 pm

    I’m a big succulent fan, and it is great to have a succulent orientated nursery. There are so few of them in the UK. And polyphylla is such a good plant, mine is planted out with minimal rain cover over winter and is now about 70cm across.

    • July 6, 2018 / 10:21 am

      The guys over at Surreal Succulents have created a wonderful nursery – it’s a fabulous place to go!

      I haven’t planted my Poly out yet – we’re right at the start of planning a new garden design, but I think it will be one of my star plants!

      Wow! 70cm across!! That’s awesome. How old is it?

  3. July 4, 2018 / 5:08 pm

    Although I live in Devon, which borders Cornwall, I have never heard of this particular nursery, might be worth having a road trip #forthelovofblog@_karendennis

    • July 6, 2018 / 10:22 am

      It’s definitely worth a visit Karen. plus it’s so close to Marazion, Penzance and St Michael’s Mount – not to mention the sculpture gardens at Tremenheere – it’d be a fun-packed day out for sure!

  4. viewfromthebeachchair
    July 4, 2018 / 2:30 pm

    I love these little plants. They are all the rage here. #fortheloveofblog

    • July 6, 2018 / 10:23 am

      They’re just such delightful plants aren’t they. They make real impact, and they’re not too fussy – which makes them ideal for me 🙂

      • viewfromthebeachchair
        July 7, 2018 / 10:24 pm

        I need a plant that is hardy and tough to kill.

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