15 Favourites – Houseplants

Continuing the series of '15 Favourites', this time it is the turn of the houseplant. A veritable Jules Vernes 'around the world' tour, with tropical and desert dwellers from several continents, these are plants that we do our very best to accommodate in our homes, trying to give them an environment as close to their…

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.…

A technicolor Easter … Ranunculus and Streptocarpus for a bright and beautiful weekend –

A few Persian jewels for the Easter weekend, Ranunculus ... and a few Streptocarpus - and a couple of Aquilegias - Enjoy the Bank Holiday Weekend, whatever the weather ...

Just a little gallery – Acers through to Woodwardia – a horticultural catch-up of the past couple of colourful, autumnal weeks

  Well, Acers first - from Wisley and Kew, Winkworth Arboretum and here and thereabouts! Followed by the rest of the As through to C ..s .... and moving on through the D E F and a touch of the Gs - there's a whole little gallery of Gentians afterwards - the more colourful elements…

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...