How to be a house plant expert (Part 3 of 3)

Here is the final part of the book collection …be sure to check out the other two posts if you haven’t already! This last part focuses a little on the ‘trendy/coffee table’ style house plant books that are currently doing the rounds. Whilst I prefer a vintage gem filled with lots of detailed information, if…

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How to be a house plant expert (Part 2 of 3)

Here’s part two of my houseplant book collection… If you missed part one you can read the introduction over there! Part Three will be up on Friday. SUCCESS WITH HOUSE PLANTS // Reader’s Digest I’m going to go ahead and declare from the start that I LOVE this book. It’s pretty old but I managed…

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How to be a house plant expert (Part 1 of 3)

The questions I get asked most frequently are surprisingly enough… ‘what plant have I just bought?’ followed closely by… ‘how do I look after this plant?!’ Sensing the despair in my readers’ questions, I think that the best way to address this common problem is to take things back to basics. Lets talk about BOOKS.…

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Get to know: Plant More Plants

TODAY’S POST IS THE SECOND INSTALMENT OF MY ‘GET TO KNOW’ SERIES ON HPH, WHERE I CHAT TO INDEPENDENT PLANT SELLERS TO GET TO KNOW THEM (AND THEIR BUSINESSES) A LITTLE BETTER. I THINK IT IS FAIR TO SAY THAT AS HOUSEPLANT COLLECTIONS GROW AND INTERESTS GET FUELLED, MANY PLANT ENTHUSIASTS TEND TO LOOK FOR MORE SPECIALISED…

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Get to know: Root Houseplants

Today’s post is the first in a new series on HPH, where I will be chatting to some independent plant sellers to get to know them (and their businesses) a little better. I think it is fair to say that as houseplant collections grow and interests get fuelled, many plant enthusiasts tend to look for more…

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 HPH styling with Terracotta

Today’s post is all about plant styling, more specifically, interior styling with terracotta. As I highlighted in my 2018 Trend Report, indoor use of terracotta is increasing in popularity once again, which I would cite as being related to the retro cool mid century modern aesthetic. Whilst the minimal ‘clean’ monochrome style of recent years…

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Plant inspection (II)

🌿 HERE IS THE SECOND INSTALMENT OF THIS ‘MINI SERIES’ WHERE I DOCUMENT (SOME OF) THE PROCESS OF CARRYING OUT A WEEKLY CHECK ON MY HOUSEPLANTS. I HAVE DOCUMENTED IT TO SHARE HERE ON HPH. I LIKE TO THINK OF IT AS A ‘PLANT INSPECTION’. Those who have a bit of a plant collection will know…

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Houseplants: What’s new at Wilko

This week has seen the highly anticipated ‘houseplant drop’ at Wilko stores across the UK. I have been to two this week and it’s worth noting that stock levels and selections vary greatly from store to store, so if you are making a specific trip, it might be worth phoning the store in advance so…

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