5 benefits of having an allotment

Allotments are old. The arrangement of allotments we recognise today has its roots in the 19th Century, when land was provided to the poor for the provision of growing food. Despite this fact, they are incredibly valuable for our modern life. Luckily, we are not having to dig for victory as our grandparents did during…

Why everyone should grow Stapelia plants

How much do you know about Stapelias? Known as the ‘starfish flower’, there is much more to Stapelias than meets the eye – namely, that which meets the nose! Grant Meyer, tends to his fantastic garden in the warm climes of Arizona. He boasts an enviable collection of succulents, and is often spotted decorating his…

From gin to candles: 5 different advent calendars to try this year!

Advent calendars aren’t just for kids anymore! There are plenty of… ahem.. adult versions now. No, I don’t mean that. I mean gin and wine. Have a little look at my 5 picks for 2017, and not a stale chocolate in sight… Yankee Candle Advent Calendar You’ll have a super fragrant December with this exciting…

Instagram Plant Spy: the skill and art of botanical tattoos

As many of you will know, I have a fair few tattoos, most of them botanicla! Believe or not, I am only half-way in my tattoo journey and my sleeves still have a lot of development to be done, the plant geek that I am. In honour of the botanical tattoo, this week’s Instagram Plant…

Instagram Plant Spy: there’s a new trend in shower plants

Each week, I will be looking at the new trends with plants and gardening on Instagram! There’s so much going on with plant creations and innovation over on that mighty app that we’re all bound to learn a few things! Right now, lots of people are taking their plants into the shower with them! Whilst…