About 15 years ago my cousin and I were at my Nana’s house and she gave us each a clipping of her Jade Plant to take home.
Things have escalated.
Until recently it was sat on the windowsill of my childhood room at my mothers house. It has not been the most pampered plant.
-The only time it got watered was when I came to visit.
-My mum has been telling me that it needs a bigger pot for a little while now.
-Being on the windowsill has made it a bit lop-sided, thanks to all that sun-chasing!
Despite this terrible case of plant neglect it has stuck around. As previously mentioned I’ve had to clear out my childhood room and now the plant is in the flat.
It’s nice. R and I don’t have any pets so maybe looking after this living thing will be fun. The weekend I brought it home coincided with R going away with his friends so it felt nice to have a little plant companion with me. I’ve taken to calling it Jean, after my Nana. She’ll like that.
I think Jean deserves a bit of TLC after her tough years on the windowsill. I plan on regular rotations so each part gets a bit in the Sun, and I will get her a bigger pot. I have never repotted a plant before, but Google and YouTube have been most helpful. Just need to find a pot…
I’d love to know more about looking after plants. The flat has a balcony and I think it would be the perfect place to grow some flowers. However, as some people may have noticed my plant nurturing instincts need some work.
I m hoping looking after Jean will encourage me to look into a little balcony garden. Hopefully in a few months time I will be looking at a happier, healthier plant with a bunch of new friends!