Visit to the National Plant Collection of Hamamelis (Witch Hazel)

Witch hazel nursery A few years ago I became a member of Plant Heritage. This organisation is all about the conservation of garden plants through National Plant Collections. I am Collections Coordinator for Kent, which is an amazing thing to do. I get to speak to other plant nuts about their collections and geek out over rare and unusual plants they are growing. Quite often … Continue reading Visit to the National Plant Collection of Hamamelis (Witch Hazel)

Retro houseplant revival

Retro houseplant revival. One of my first plant collections was succulents, which I started around the age of 8-9. We had a greenhouse, which my father built from scratch, that was big enough to hold my collection. Living stones (Lithops)¬†and all sort of other spiky globe shaped cacti were enjoying the heat of the greenhouse. I was quite intrigued with these fleshy plants as outside … Continue reading Retro houseplant revival