Plant discovery: xFatshedera lizei

Today’s post is a bit of a plant discovery story that started out as a photo I posted on my Instagram of a rogue pot of ‘ivy’ I have on my balcony. Labelled as ‘hedera helix’ when I bought it last year, this plant has been puzzling me with its upright growth habit and larger-than-your-average-ivy…

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Tulip Fever

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…

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On trees and morning light

I’m breaking my first rule writing this, by sitting in bed with my laptop. I try not to write in my bedroom but of course there can always be exceptions to rules. Drinking my tea earlier I found myself completely transfixed by the view outside my window. I live in a second floor apartment, which…

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Affordable plant supplies

Something a lot of people ask when I get into conversations about gardening is ‘…but isn’t all the stuff quite expensive?’ I thought it would be useful to share my three most recent affordable finds in the realm of plant supplies, as I am perpetually hunting for cost effective ways to carry out my hobby (read: obsession?).…

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