Tag Archives: Cacti and succulents

Motherload of incredible succulents on sale at our open day this Sunday

Yesterday I was contacted by a chap called Alan Bridger offering ‘surplus succulents’ to sell at our open day on Sunday to raise some more money. Today when Alan and his wife dropped them off I was gobsmacked. Continue reading Motherload of incredible succulents on sale at our open day this Sunday

My 6 easy care comfort house plants you thought were boring but are in fact fabulous!

Forget the fancy house plants you keep spotting on Instagram. You know the ones, stylish Pilea, funky Peperomias, velvety Echeverias… Yeah, those ones. I love them too but let’s spare a thought for the house plants of old, so overused in books, catalogues and by shops that people have turned a blind eye to them. Continue reading My 6 easy care comfort house plants you thought were boring but are in fact fabulous!

Marrakesh (Part Four): Jardin Majorelle

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

Pot’s Growing On in January: indoor plants, seed catalogues and preparation

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

Whoops, bought two mini succulents

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.