Jardin Majorelle is best known today for being owned by Yves Saint Lauren, who famously saved it in the 1980s from both disrepair and developers building a hotel on the site. It was made however by a French artist called Jacques Majorelle who began creating this unique garden and house in the 1940s. Continue reading Marrakesh (Part Four): Jardin Majorelle
The Princess of Wales Conservatory at Kew has rarely looked as good as it does now. It has been one of my favourite places in the world since I was a child. Visiting every year of my life. Continue reading Cacti in the Princess of Wales Conservatory, Kew
January is the time to get organised, wash pots carefully to kill nasties, enjoy browsing the many glossy seed and plant catalogues and plan what you will plant and where. Personally I also use this month to repot dormant houseplants. Continue reading Pot’s Growing On in January: indoor plants, seed catalogues and preparation
Uh oh, what’s going on here? Two little succulents seem to have popped into my bag while I was at the RHS Wisley Flower Show last week (don’t tell Chris). The one on the left is an Aloe variegata from Craig’s House Cacti and on the right is Lithops salicola from the Wisley shop. What can I say, I used to have these in my childhood cactus and succulent collection and loved them. I still love them. Old habits die hard.