If you’ve read my blog for a while, you’ll know that probably the staple in my balcony garden is my oxalis triangularis plant, which I dug up from a relatives garden a few years ago. It’s grown and grown and this spring before the plant woke up from dormancy, I decided to split up the tubers…Read More
HOUSEPLANTHOUSE is two years old!
Thanks for reading, Laura
I’ve just spent a few hours feeding my houseplants (a nice task for the weekend as Monty would say) and thought I would share some HPH tips I have picked up along the way. The first time I remember being taught about plant feeding was sitting on a stool in my grandpa’s greenhouse as a…Read More
Last year things went a little petunia crazy online when a new variety appeared on the market; the night sky petunia. A gloriously rich, quality-street purple strewn with white speckled variegation that resembled a night sky filled with stars. My plant from last year was definitely the show stopper of my balcony garden, here’s a…Read More
The other night I re-watched one of my favourite films; LEON by Luc Besson from 1994. It’s about a hitman played by the utterly cool Jean Reno and where Natalie Portman made her acting debut at the age of 13. You’re probably thinking for a minute that you’ve stumbled across the wrong website, but hang on,…Read More
Perhaps the most prized plant in my collection at home is my big monstera, I say big (I call her ‘big one’) as I have a little one too (which goes by that name, inventive I know!) ‘Big one’ is one of the oldest plants of mine and I grew it from a small plant,…Read More
As tulip season fades on my balcony garden, I have been mesmerised by capturing their wilting beauty as they crinkle up into abstract forms quite far removed removed from their former glory. As the petals separate to reveal their often concealed inner structure, the once solid forms of colour have now become detached and open…Read More