Sweet Sansevieria

On day 331 of 365 Days Wild I noticed that the old Sansevieria plant that sits on our front windowsill is in flower. This plant is older than I am. It was the first plant that my parents bought for their first house together when they got married, over 50 years ago. It has been … More Sweet Sansevieria

Bedroom Plants

Someone recently told me that they don’t have plants in their bedroom because of the carbon dioxide (co2) that they release at night. This was not an argument that I’d ever heard before. Generally, most articles I’ve seen about house plants just talk about the many benefits of having them, so I decided to spend … More Bedroom Plants

Rare plant species protected as transport hub given green light

There has been success for conservators in Australia as a new transport hub in south-west Sydney is granted a green light under the condition that a rare plant species is protected. The Hibbertia fumana plant, a delicate shrub with yellow flowers, had last been documented in 1823 and was thought to now be extinct. This … More Rare plant species protected as transport hub given green light

After the Rain

One type of weather you can nearly always rely on in England is rain. This year has been particularly wet! It might be annoying, stopping me from getting outside to take photographs, but it’s what makes the gardens so green and the growth so lush, so I suppose I shouldn’t complain. As I arrived home a … More After the Rain

New Growth – July

It’s been a while since I’ve managed to put together a gallery of pictures showing the plants and flowers growing in my little corner of the world – summer weekends for a children’s entertainer are a little busy! I have, however, been taking pictures quite regularly so I thought it was about time to share them … More New Growth – July

WOW: Variegated

This post is in response to Heena Rathore P.’s Word of the Week (WOW). This weekly challenge is a great way of improving your vocabulary. If you wish to participate, simply create a post with your word and leave a link in a comment on Heena’s WOW post. This week I’ve also added a bonus gallery … More WOW: Variegated

New Growth – June

Unfortunately we currently have absolutely no internet in the village so I’m afraid I’m going to be absent from my blog for most of this week. I’m only able to post this one by visiting a local restaurant that has free wi-fi. Luckily I’d already prepared a gallery of pictures ready to post! We’ve been told … More New Growth – June

Cactus Crazy

I had planned to write a short story today but then I noticed the cacti around our house were flowering and became a little distracted by photographing them. I thought I’d share a few of the better pictures here. My family have always kept cacti. When I was a child my dad had a greenhouse full of them, though … More Cactus Crazy