Tag: house plants

H is for House Plants :: A to Z of Gardening

I should start this post with a few disclaimers: All images of the interior of my house in this post have been ruthlessly ‘faked’ – i.e. I desperately tried to hide/disguise/camouflage all the toys, dust, biscuit crumbs, forgotten school newsletters, fruit yoyo Bear cards, dirty socks, etc, which, in reality, usually cover every available surface. Some of these plants are fairly… Read more →

How To Grow Hyacinths For Christmas

Summer is ending, which is sad, so I’m planting hyacinths that will flower inside in winter, perhaps in time for Christmas. It’ll give me something to look forward to as the nights draw in and the temperatures drop. These gorgeously scented, pretty bulbs would normally flower in early spring, if grown outdoors, but can be forced to flower earlier indoors, if you grow them… Read more →

Tiny Terrarium Gardens (Part 2)

Last summer, I wrote this post about buying a terrarium as a birthday present for my sister, Hannah (a fellow blogger – check out her latest post at Hannah’s Home). Today, we finally got around to planting it up, and did a few more while we were at it. It was super fun and I’m really pleased with our little… Read more →

Tiny terrarium gardens (Part 1)

It’s my sister’s birthday in a few weeks, and I’m going to buy her a terrarium to go in her very stylish home. (Actually Hannah is in the process of a massive renovation, so really it is a soon-to-be very stylish home. You can follow her progress on her blog Hannah’s Home.) There are lots of terrariums in the shops… Read more →