My favourite houseplants for high impact - trailing from shelves or with huge shiny leaves, or with colourful flowers and patterned leaves.
This week I'm featuring six greenhouse plants after a thorough greenhouse rearrangement. Few garden tasks are more pleasurable than having a good old greenhouse tidy-up. Firstly, you're under cover if the weather is a bit cool or breezy. Secondly, you have fun making new displays, showcasing the greenhouse plants that [...]
Taking cuttings from monstera deliciosa (other wise known as Swiss Cheese plants) is a cost effective way of getting plants for free. The best monstera have huge notched leaves and these only come with age. If you've got access to a large leaved plant of a friend or relative, and [...]
A year ago I was scouring the books to find ideas for greenhouse plants to grow in my dream new glasshouse. Much of the greenhouse is given over to raising plants from seed or cuttings, but as a plant lover I thought it could also be a destination - a [...]
This week I visited Kew Gardens, where I saw many of the plants I'm collecting in my greenhouse, growing in the majestic splendour of the the newly restored Temperate House as well as the Palm and Waterlily Houses. So my Six on Saturday is a tale of two greenhouse collections [...]
Last night we finally had some rain and just stepping out into the garden this morning made me feel happy as the air felt fresh. A keen breeze was blowing the trees, a cool one, in stark contrast to the "hairdryer on low setting" breeze we've had for over a [...]
My gardening week has seen much watering but also lots of joy at the beautiful flowers in my garden pots, borders and greenhouse. I'm sharing a picture of my sweet potato vine and relieved that my Wisteria survived our building works. I've also taken pictures of 'Love in a Puff' [...]
To quote the brilliant TV comedy The Fast Show, this week has been "Scorchio" and the temperature in my greenhouse has been in the thirties. Despite this, the lure of my new greenhouse is unshakeable. This week I'm focussing my six on ornamental plants in the greenhouse. Some I've grown [...]