disaster for my aloe plant?
i had my mother look after my plants while i was gone for a month. when i came home the roots were gone from my aloe plant. I don't know what she did. So i put the leaves in water and am hoping that the plant can be saved. I hope so please help it was a massive and gourgeous plant and i want to save it if possible
Oh goodness, I know the feeling. I was away for 4 months, but all my plants did survive. Aloe is a succulent and will rot in water. The best thing you can do is remove it from the water, cut away any mushy parts and let the plant sit in a shady place for 4 days so it can form a callous on the cut. Then insert into moistened potting soil and water when the top inch is dry. Let the water drain through and don't let water sit in the saucer.
Hope we aren't too late here.
i hate it when you have to leave for a period of time as i don't trust anyone with my garden no more.
I went away once and left my neighbour to look after my garden, there was a bit of watering to be done and i asked him to mow the grass for me a couple of times to keep it at a nice length nothing to difficult and i told him i would give him some money on my return for looking after it for me.
Anyway i came back a few days early from my trip and my grass was overgrown! My plants were ok luckily although a bit parched. I went around the back of my house to check on my plants around there and i found my barbecue was dirty and there was a spare rib rotting on my grass.
To say I was a little annoyed was an understatement, i confronted him about it and he just played dumb and said he didnt expect me back for a few more days. Ever since then we were always feuding, so i decided to move as i didn't need the hassle no more. I sold my house and the night before i moved i posted an envalope through his door full of cat crap that i got out of my cats litter tray, i don't know how that went down as i was gone the next day but i'm sure he didn't enjoy it :D
Yes the fun some neighbours can be but now thankfully my new neighbours and I get on so thats good. Still wouldn't trust a neighbour to look after my garden again though.