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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Urban Jungle Bloggers | #plantselfie

My name is Heather and I have an addiction to plants. Although you guys probably knew that already, right? Now, those gorgeous folks Igor and Judith came up with the theme of ‘plant selfie’ for September’s Urban Jungle Bloggers, and although I’m no huge fan of posing for the camera I couldn’t help having a little fun at the weekend. I chose the newest member of my little plant family to join me for this post – this beautiful string of hearts usually sits on the shelves above my desk but apparently she’s also quite happy perched on my head,…

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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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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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A green gift | Urban Jungle Bloggers

I made these table favours for a Greek-themed dinner party a couple of weeks ago and thought they’d be perfect to share for this month’s Urban Jungle Bloggers challenge by Igor and Judith: ‘offer a plant to a friend’. Some friends and I have been taking it in turns to host dinner and we we decided to go with a Greek theme when it was our turn to have everyone over. My husband and I met on Crete and Greece is one of our favourite places in the world so Greek food always brings back happy memories. I wanted to…

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