Urban Jungle: Living and Styling with Plants book review

Trust me when I tell you that Urban Jungle: Living and Styling with Plants by Igor Josif and Judith de Graaff (the founders of Urban Jungle Bloggers) is an absolute joy to read. Whether you’re well along the path to plant addition, or don’t have a clue where to start, this book delivers inspiration and advice in abundance. And I’m not just saying that because it features five photographs by yours truly, honest (although I can’t tell you how thrilling it is to see my pictures in a book for the first time!). The book is broken down into three main sections……

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Styling the Seasons: May 2016

The month of May has meant a lot more time spent outside. The weather has been kind to us, we had our impromptu weekend away in Dorset, plus we’ve been hard at work in the garden – an ambitious project that I’m sure I’ll be sharing with you soon (if you follow me on snapchat – heatheryounguk – you’ll have already seen a bit of what we’ve been up to). Our garden has burst into bloom, and I’ve all relished spending time out there again, especially when I catch the heady scent of  jasmine on the breeze. Other things – the…

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DIY Sharpie plant pot tutorial

  I realised the other day that although I’d shared my handy Ikea plant pot hack on my YouTube channel, I hadn’t actually blogged about it, so I’m making up for that now with a quick tutorial. This is such an easy hack – I used cheap and cheerful Kardemumma pots from Ikea which even have horizontal lines on them already, making it even more of a piece of cake. All you need are ceramic planters and a black medium Sharpie (or marker pen) – and that’s it! Using the Sharpie, draw a scalloped edge under the top edge of…

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How to create a wall of plants

We recently decorated our hallway, stairway and landing – finally ridding the house of its last areas of beige and magnolia, and painting everything a fresh, bright white. Obviously this meant taking everything down off the walls, and I’ve taken my time deciding what to fill that great, white expanse of wall on the stairway. I wanted to try to introduce some plants there if I could, but I couldn’t work out quite how to go about doing it. Then I went along to B&Q’s recent press show, and saw some clever wall hooks made using plywood – we were…

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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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