Up at the flower show last week, we had these prickly cacti in pots showing off and adorning our trays. Besides having lots of spines in my hands while putting them into the pots and then out of them again after the show, they were slightly counter productive. They attracted too much attention. We would have done better had the majority of people not asked after the cacti but the the tray underneath.
It made me believe that we are in the wrong business altogether. We should be importing cacti from wherever they come from and bulbs from Holland (The stand in front of us selling bulbs made a killing at the weekend in terms of sales). But then who would make some beautiful ornate, decorative, functional pieces for your home?