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Meet the cacti part 1- introducing Ernest

Ernest is my friend. He is rather affable, a little chilled out, and just plain cool. He also happens to be a 20140508-173856.jpgcactus. I have no idea what type of cactus Ernest happens to be, I looked it up once I think, but the important thing is that he is awesome.

Ernest was a teeny tiny cactus. In fact, he used to live in a keyring bubble and travelled with me everywhere. He was extra cute. I watered him by putting his bum in a saucer of water every few weeks.

But believe it or not, Ernest started to grow, rather unexpectedly for a tiny, round cactus encased in a plastic keyring. Over the years he’s grown from a prickly little sphere into a sort of even pricklier cucumber shape. I’m rather proud.

Now he is all grown up, and every year he comes over all flustered and pops out some spiffing pink flowers. A few years ago he developed a rather relaxed ‘lean’, and has resisted all attempts to make him grow 20140508-173925.jpgstraight upwards. Ernest is pretty chilled. He is mostly found relaxing in the conservatory with his cactus friend, James.

Here are some pictures of him. I hope you agree he is rather wonderful. I love him as much a you can love a cactus, which I feel is rather a lot.

 

 

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