There have been some incredible skies recently. I think the flatness of the bucolic surroundings accentuate the expansive blue view, often heavy with bobbing clouds. Before I moved but when visiting Yorkshire in previous years, I remember really noticing the change in landscape that gave way to big skies after a couple of hours on…Read More
HPH photo diary / 11. Writing whilst walking.
Writing whilst walking. The different tones of green vaguely appear as the sun moves slowly across the flat fields. The first tree in the street that was in bloom shortly after I moved here last year has signs of pink again, blossom watch has begun. Sunny bright daffodils. Being watched by sheep chewing mouthfuls of hay.…Read More
Happy New Year / My favourite houseplants to propagate
Happy New Year! For my first post of 2021, I wanted to talk about my favourite houseplants to propagate.Read More
3 years at HPH : reflections on being online
As we approach the end of year, I thought it was about time to write a ‘hello’ type of post for the new readers that have paid a visit to H O U S E P L A N T H O U S E ! And if you have been around a while longer,…Read More
HPH photo diary / 02
An ode to thrifting — my collection of vintage homewares for houseplants
One of the things I’ve missed the most over lockdown is thrifting. I’ve been meaning to put this post up for a while but since moving, I haven’t quite been able to put my hands on some of the pieces I wanted to talk about. I’m sure there must be a box somewhere labelled ‘Laura’s…Read More
Pothos varieties: identification guide + care tips
For today, I’ve written a bit of an update for one of my most popular blogposts — a look at the different pothos varieties + my top tips for keeping them looking their best (originally posted in March 2019). I’ve also updated the photos to show how my plants are looking right now in 2020.…Read More
HOUSEPLANTHOUSE is 3 years old!
It only feels like the other day I set up my website but over the last 3 years, I’ve written over 100,000 words + taken many, many photos of plants big + small! I look forward to the next year of sharing my plants with you all.
Thanks so much for your support— Laura
Tradescantia nanouk Care Guide
Let me introduce my tradescantia nanouk! I bought this incredibly pretty plant three months ago as a bit of a lockdown treat for myself + as a big fan of my other pink tradescantia — the fluminensis tricolour, I didn’t really know what to expect in comparison. I hadn’t seen a plant in real life…Read More
Growing string of hearts: Ceropegia woodii Care Guide
Hello new blog readers! I have been getting quite a few questions on string of hearts care over on my instagram so thought I’d refresh a post I wrote two years ago — I’ve added in some more tips I have found helpful in growing my string of hearts plants + getting them to thrive.…Read More