A few houseplants (Practise what you preach…)

A few of my houseplants, dotted throughout the conservatory, kitchen, sitting room, bedrooms and bathrooms and all with their own particular requirements for sunshine, shade, indirect but bright light, humidity and watering regime. Plenty of room for more I think though .... Many of the pots are Burmese, though I should correctly say from Myanmar.…

At home with a few house plants …

Well I hadn't taken any photographs today, so sitting in my conservatory this evening, my thoughts turned to the collection of houseplants I share the space with - in this one room there are plenty of cactus - in a porcelain clamshell, a little catus garden and also my favourite white-studded Opuntia microdasys alba -…

RHS Wisley – blue skies and sunshine illuminate this beautiful late-November landscape

Such a beautiful day, yesterday, 24th November, under a bright blue clear sky and welcome sunshine. Chill but quite beautiful. I'd never seen the car parks so full - in fact I was directed over a mile down the lane towards the village before heading cross-country into previously unseen fields before making the trek back…

B for Begonia

Begonia Fireworks, part of a small display in the Glasshouse at RHS Wisley. Reminds me that I rather like them and should find room for one, or three, at home. I overheard a customer just this last week commenting on how tolerant of, how shall I say, a regime of benign neglect they can be.…

The fireworks continue at Kew Gardens – this bedding display ramps up the intensity

and a bit of a cheat here, since this next picture was taken at Wisley a day earlier - but it fits the theme, with a great sea of Heliotrope 'Dwarf Marine'. My website! but back to Kew and passing through the shop and out....

RHS Great London Plant Fair 2014 – a last look at this Springtime Miscellany

   and heading home.... with my bag of scented pelargoniums from Fibrex Nurseries - lemon, attar of roses, orange, pine and peppermint...