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.…

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 – the show gardens, the great pavillion, the roses and … well, pretty much everything

From my walk through Chelsea, to the very last moment - a few hours in the company of the world's greatest flower show....

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 -…

Club Tropicana …

  Tropical and desert plants from foreign parts, lush temperate foliage and home grown beauties - you might head to Kew and the Princess of Wales Conservatory for their Orchid Festival, which opens today and runs for a glorious steamy month at Kew Gardens - but you might get a taste for all that and…

Orchids all the way at Kew Gardens – the Princess of Wales Conservatory prepares to put on a show (plus a trip into the desert)

The Princess of Wales Conservatory, never a dull destination within the expanse of Kew Gardens, is preparing for their annual Orchid Festival - it begins on the 7th February and runs through to the 8th March. http://www.kew.org/visit-kew-gardens/whats-on/orchids From past experience, it is going to be an intensely colourful and beautiful extravaganza and with temperatures outside…