Plant of the Month – Jan 18′

Hello folks!

So back we are again, in January and I am starting off my ‘Plant of the Month’, although I don’t think I even made it to 12 last year… Oops!

Anyway… January. Most things are just starting to come back to life again and everything else is brown and twig-like. However, inside the house, my indoor plants are giving me life!

The indoor plant (in all of its guises) gives me joy on a grey day like today. I have a wide range of indoor plants, cacti, aloe, succulents, lithops and air plants.

They are all so easy to look after, most require watering once or twice a year and the air plants don’t need watering ever… EVER! Well unless you live in an uber dry place. The kitchen is a good place for them, the moisture in the room from cooking is all they need.

I got these cute little air plants from my parents at Christmas and they look fab next to my other indoor guys!

I am keen to expand my indoor plant collection to other rooms in the house, and there is a cute new plant store opened up in Bristol which sell loads of house plants, so I have to visit!

Until then, I will be admiring my small collection and enjoying the greenery during these dark grey days in January!

Thanks for reading,

Amy x

The Cactus

I have always had an interest in cacti, my grandparents used to have a corridor leading to a music/play room in their house, it was like a conservatory as it was mostly made from glass. Along the corridor were shelves with cacti all along them.

I remember when I was little I used to run down the corridor to the play room as fast as I could so that the prickles couldn’t get me on the way past. Fond memories, I have always found cacti fascinating!

This cute little cactus has been with us in two homes now, and it’s so very easy to look after! In our old flat we had it in the bathroom and the steam seemed to be enough moisture for it, so I never had to water it! Now we keep it on the windowsill in the kitchen, right near the sink, and it’s happy as Larry there too!

If you have shortage of outdoor space, why don’t you look at getting a little cactus or even a few to put around your home.

You can get them from most garden centres, or if you want something more specialised you can find a range of specialist growers online. My local chap is called Tony Irons, which is who I bought my succulents from. You can see his website here.

Obviously, make sure you keep them out of the reach of children and pets to avoid a prickly surprise!