Without wanting to fully admit that Autumn is in the air, the drop in temperature of just a few degrees has already started to slow down growth on some of my houseplants. This led me to start doing a bit of searching online to find some grow lights to help keep my plants happy in…Read More
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…Read More
For the last 9 months I’ve been knocking my head every time I get into the shower on my staghorn fern, which has been enjoying the humidity of bathroom life. I’ve been keeping it in its nursery pot but knew that I’d eventually want to divide and mount it for it to thrive. So over…Read More
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
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