Jungle animals: Urban Jungle Bloggers

Did you hear that 2016 will see the publication of the first ever Urban Jungle Bloggers book? So exciting and very well-deserved! I know Igor and Judith are already busy beavering away, and I can’t wait to see what they come up with – it’s sure to be packed with planty greatness, and I’ll be grabbing my copy as soon as it’s out in September. This month, Igor and Judith have challenge the urban jungle bloggers to get creative when it comes to showing their plants cohabiting with wild animals! From miniature animal figures to real-life cats and dogs, animals…

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DIY painted plant pot ideas

After my post about ways to give terracotta plant pots an update, I decided it was time to get out the paintbrushes and have a go myself. A lot of of my houseplants needed replanting into larger pots, but I needed to find a cheaper DIY alternative to buying a load of smart, new plant pots. So I had a rifle through the shed to find some old pots of paint and gave some old pots a new look. This week’s Heather’s Space video (have you subscribed yet and if the answer’s no, why not do it right now?!) is…

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Decorating with air plants

I’ve been trying to decide where to hang my ceramic wall dot vase from Collett & Holder for so long, and then I realised that our en suite bathroom was well overdue a bit of love and attention, so I thought that I’d make the vase part of a bigger spruce up. All the main elements were there, but the room just needed some life adding to it, so I hung a couple of picture frames (you can find similar at Decorator’s Notebook) in which I popped some dried honesty from my parents’ garden and a few of the peacock…

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Kitchen plants | Urban Jungle Bloggers

This month, Igor and Judith asked all the Urban Jungle Bloggers out there to show off the plants that live in our kitchens. My kitchen window sill is like my little plant nursery – it’s where my babies or poorly plants live – it’s a spot that gets plenty of light, and it’s right behind the sink so when I’m washing up everyday it means I cast my eye over these little friends to check how they’re doing. Unfortunately my window sill isn’t that photogenic, so I moved a selection of these babies onto my kitchen table to take some…

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My plant gang | Urban Jungle Bloggers

This month’s #urbanjunglebloggers challenge from Igor and Judith was about grouping plants together to celebrate their diversity – combining sizes, shapes, colours and textures. I decided that the String shelving system in my office was the perfect spot to show off my gang. I love seeing them all gathered like this – herbs, succulents, spider plants, money plants and my pilea, which is my oldest houseplant. There are some missing from the gang here that were too big to fit onto the shelves, and grouping them has made me realise that I really want to add some trailing plants to…

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