My Top 5 Easiest Houseplants To Care For

The weather is warming, the days are longer and (hopefully) sunnier. It is always this time of year that encourages me to bring more greenery inside. However, I have got to the point where I don't really want to be looking after oodles of plants and worrying about every brown leaf or patch of dry... Continue Reading →

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A Very Wet Weekend

I'm not one to shy away from a bit of challenging weather. There's something quite satisfying about putting on full waterproofs, wellies and as much wool as one can wear. Maybe it was that we seem to have had nothing but rain or wind for the past 3 months and I'm feeling the drudgery seep... Continue Reading →

Houseplant Focus | Gerbera

Unless you have had a bit of experience, are particularly green-fingered or have a very relaxed attitude, choosing a houseplant for a particular situation in the home can seem like a daunting task. 'Will it get enough light?' 'Do I have to care for it a lot?' 'Will it actually do something?' These are questions I often get posed... Continue Reading →

Heavenly Houseplants | Mimosa

Over the last few months I have been growing some mimosa plants from seeds. I had no growing instructions, so tried as best I could to mimic their preferred tropical habitat. ...and boy did they grow fast?! They remind me of the scenery you would find on deserted islands, all frondy and green. Until night-time, when they resolutely... Continue Reading →

Heavenly Houseplants | Mimosa

Over the last few months I have been growing some mimosa plants from seeds. I had no growing instructions, so tried as best I could to mimic their preferred tropical habitat. ...and boy did they grow fast?! They remind me of the scenery you would find on deserted islands, all frondy and green. Until night-time, when they resolutely... Continue Reading →

Quick Catch-Up

{One of the Dorset Finca terrariums with architectural air plant, sitting in its new home} I had the best of intentions to be prompt with my posts last week, but time ran away with me. It's been a bit terrarium-tastic at the Finca over the last few days (actually, Lithop and herb-tastic too)... ...but I have... Continue Reading →

Lithops – From Seedlings To Stones

{baby lithops - 3 months old} Lithops (or Living Stones) are the most mesmerising plants ever... ...and boy do they fly out of the Finca fast?! Adapted to mimic stones in their native South Africa, these plants have very few requirements.  All they need is bright, indirect light, free-draining soil and the odd water now... Continue Reading →

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