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Weekly Smile – (3TC #426)

Our Christmas Cactus that sits in the middle of the bay window sill, in the lounge had bloomed with a wonderful cerise cascade of flowers. It was truly a centre piece.

Sadly, last weekend I noticed the intricate maze of waxy leaves were covered with a disgustingly sticky swarm of mealybugs. Ugh! So unjust!

However, the poor plant suffered more indignity with the spraying, the removal of its ‘crown of glory’ and the painstaking wipe of every leaf with a wet cloth. It took us hours. But it is now clean, tidy and back in its rightful home.

Guess what? Three new flowers came out this weekend, so we haven’t killed it and … you never know, we may get a few more blooms in time for Christmas after all. Big smile!

Post inspired by Trent’s Weekly Smile Prompt. Please do click through for the rules, if you too would like to join in

Delighted to include Di’s Three Things Challenge – Centre, Intricate, Unjust. Please do click through for the rules, if you too would like to join in

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