Renovation Diaries 10. Painting the entire Chapel, kitchen plans, reclaimed flooring and more…

Painting the Chapel was never going to be a speedy undertaking. So over the last few weeks I’ve been a little quiet online as I’ve spent most waking hours in my overalls, in varying degrees of being covered in paint!

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HPH photo diary / 16. Changing light

The afternoons slip quickly into dark evenings this time of year and working by candlelight for a few hours is an unexpected joy I’ve discovered this month. It’s been a busy patch of juggling writing and renovating these last few weeks. This changing light that unfolds now is cooler, but lower, stretching deep into the…

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HPH photo diary / 15. Late September skies

September was a transitional month — unpacking, cleaning, writing, more unpacking, digging, building, painting. And it looks to be that way for a while yet. The houseplants are needing much cleaning as the dust settles. So in the latter part of the month, I tried to get back into taking more frequent walks as a…

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HPH photo diary / 14. Summer Sun

New leaves and new blooms, things are growing and it’s hot hot hot — really feeling like Summer at last. It’s a different kind of warmth to the coastal conditions I’ve been used to — more still and enveloping. Coffees in the garden, tree shadows dancing across my outdoor work table with a gentle breeze,…

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Monstera adansonii propagation

Some time at the start of the year, I decided to take my Monstera adansonii out of its pot + pull it apart. I had been growing it around a U-shaped bamboo stake for nearly a year but it was getting to that point where the longest stems were seriously long + looking a little…

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HOUSEPLANTHOUSE is 4 years old!

A celebratory post today because it’s my blog-i-versary — HOUSEPLANTHOUSE turned 4 years old this week! I always like to share this milestone because setting up HPH has become quite a pivotal point in my career so far. I set this blog up tentatively after I’d finished writing up my doctorate as I craved a…

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