Category Archives: Green Fingers

Visual Postcards from Our Garden – The Slow Progress of Landscaping a Garden on a Budget

July 31, 2017

Summer style in the garden, bohemian monochrome

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Good morning and welcome to summer, I know, I know I am actually writing this at my desk wearing a jumper and the view of our garden from the window looks anything but sunny right now. Read More

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A Simple & Un-fussy Outdoor Tablescape Idea

June 10, 2017

simple relaxed outdoor tablescape ideas, scandinavian linen, vintage silver, botanical, cut glass, tea lights Image: Design Soda

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Welcome to the weekend friends, we made it through another beautifully warm week and the election at the end of it (UK) proved to be more interesting than expected. Read More

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Green Fingers | The prettiest Cat-Safe House Plants

April 16, 2017

Plants that are not toxic to pets, cat safe house plants

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Happy Easter people, I hope you’ve all done you’re duty and consumed your weight in chocolate this weekend. If you are looking for some virtue to alleviate the confectionary sins, then I bring my fellow cat owners a piece on bringing the botanical trend into your home whilst taking care of your pet at the same time! I know, slightly tenuous, but you can thank me later.  I confess, I had absolutely no idea before becoming a cat owner that common plants and flowers could be poisonous to pets. Read More

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RHS Urban Garden Show & Thoughts on small scale gardening

November 16, 2016

cactus terrarium mid-century bowl west elm

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So, as you have undoubtably noticed, 2016 has definitely been the year that houseplants made a comeback in the fashion stakes. Every top fashion store worth it’s weight has a fiddle leaf tree or some variation of this in its fit, design bloggers have them all over their homes and Instagram feeds, Anthropologie has been leading the way with its indoor living walls for years, and if you don’t own a cactus in your home you are probably old enough to remember the last big houseplant trend in the late seventies/early eighties. Read More

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Palm House Kew Gardens, picture tour

October 7, 2016

Palm House Kew Gardens, picture tour

 

Sometimes I feel very spoilt to be living in London, it truly is a labyrinth of beauty. I am always discovering new places to visit, things that have opened, parks unexplored and areas I once knew well, altered.Read More

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