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.…

On Home Ground – a little peak at Petersham Nurseries

The Garden Shop at Petersham Nurseries is filled with houseplants, whose homes hail from all over the world, together with seeds and tools, pots and gardening equipment and in the blessed rain yesterday, was my home for the day. In the rare moments between torrents, I had a wander through the rest of the nursery…

In the Garden Shop & Cutting Garden at Petersham Nurseries …

Tender, tropical houseplants inside the Garden Shop and elsewhere, early perennials, bulbs, flowering shrubs and spring colour. A few, random, images from Petersham Nurseries last week. We've had glorious sunshine (well, yesterday at least), so expecting the Cutting Garden to be even more verdant, more colourful and probably about a foot taller too. We're about…

The RHS Spring Show – London

Just a few bits and bobs from the Spring Plant Fair this past Friday, twinned as it was with the spectacular Orchid Show in the adjacent Hall. Some rather fine succulents and cactus, air plants aplenty and beautiful primroses. And a little tour of London town, as I made my way back through Westminster to…

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 -…

A little Kalanchoe Magic, Georgia O’Keeffe in mind ….

I just couldn't resist - this beautiful Kalanchoe thrysiflora - and I have photographed just one plant - gave me the opportunity to take rather a lot of photographs today (in my lunch break I would say) and although I have wittled down the greater number of original shots, there remain quite a few. I…

Teddington Gardener goes International – Madeira Explored (Part 4. Jardim Botanico/Botanic Gardens)

The Botanic Gardens in Funchal, Madeira, are, and this is not a surprise, steeply terraced gardens with a mix of native and international flora, displayed in tropical, desert, formal, forest, succulent, medicinal and herbal.... different zones with winding paths leading up and down the hillside. There is a sad and unnecessary aviary here too with…

Echeverias – perfect little rosettes for the winter house and summer garden

Echeverias Tough perfect rosettes for the summer garden and a holiday indoors for the autumn and winter....   http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/5621823/How-to-grow-succulents.html http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/gardeningpicturegalleries/8899769/Sarah-Ravens-favourite-indoor-plants.html http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/plants/8899770/Houseplants-Enjoy-the-garden-indoors.html Houseplants: Enjoy the garden indoors Keep your green fingers busy with stylish, no-fuss houseplants that make indoors a horticultural retreat. By Sarah Raven    7:00AM GMT 24 Nov 2011 Recent rain and gales have left…