Maranta leuconeura Care Guide

Maranta leuconeura is one of those houseplants that I’ve had for longer than I can actually remember! Which, of course is a good sign that it’s a plant that has longevity. These plants are easy going, slow growing houseplants — a great choice for smaller spaces. I particularly love the interesting foliage and way that…

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10 of My Favourite Houseplants To Give As Gifts

For today’s post, I’ve put together a top ten of my favourite houseplants to give as gifts. Plants make excellent presents for all kinds of milestone moments, but they also cater for those everyday gestures of gratitude too. Congratulatory wishes sit alongside ‘thank yous’ or ‘thinking of you’ sentiments, wrapped up in a plant pot-sized…

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Spring Equinox: Repotting Diaries #13

Spring has sprung! According to the astronomical calendar, in the northern hemisphere March 20th marks the first day of Spring. The Spring equinox, or vernal equinox as it’s also known, celebrates the seasonal shift towards lighter days and warmer temperatures. For nature lovers, the Spring equinox inherently brings with it much optimism for new life…

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HPH photo diary / 19. Walks, Plants, Shadows

Some photos from the last few weeks. Train window views of flooded fields and half-submerged trees. The river Ouse was very high. Walking around a city. Blue skies and low sun. But not quite used to the hustle and bustle. Rural weekend walks, noticing the snowdrops and beginnings of crocuses popping up in sunny patches.…

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HPH photo diary / 18. Birthday

Some photos from the last couple of weeks. The skies have been clearer and brighter of late and I can feel it getting a little lighter every evening. Been writing a lot and enjoying it again. My beloved Olympus lens malfunctioned so I’ve only got a portrait one to shoot on for the moment. I…

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