Germination!

Well, I have to hand it to the Garland Super7 Heated propagator. Everything I sow on…

Big Dreams, Small Spaces: Victorian inspiration

Driven by a renewed love of plants and a brain being filled with RHS knowledge, in…

Dividing a Zamioculcas zamiifolia (ZZ plant)

I’ve had a Zamioculcas zamiifolia for some years now. In the last year, I found the…

Urban Legends: Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward, inventor of the Wardian Case

Today I discovered we live only 3 minutes walk away from the last residence of one of…

Gardens: a science experiment we can all try

You know what, the Victorians got it right. Curiosity, discovery, understanding the unknown, adventure!

10 favourite plants of 2014

It’s the last day of 2014 and I’ve been really interested in plants this year (no…

National Dahlia Society Annual Show 2014 at RHS Wisley

It’s not often something knocks my socks off and genuinely makes me say “wow” out loud but then…

Painted a front door

  Not exactly perfect but it’ll do.

Becoming an art student again

In January 2013 my friend Marcos encouraged me to find a drawing class and just give…