Today I am really excited to share my first Urban Jungle Bloggers post! Judith and Igor have built up a lovely nature loving community and I am so glad I could get caught up in it. I have been happily keeping plants alive more and more since we moved out here to the cliff top. Our bedroom has turned in to a mini jungle and I love waking up next to something cheerful and green (and no, not the husband after too many ales)!I also love waking up to my morning cup of coffee. I am very spoilt, as this is always made for me by Dean, just incase I impair the beans in some way! He is the coffee obsessive around here and I am in charge of the tea.I am always moving the plants around, so each week the green interior landscape of our home is different. In these pictures are some of my current favourites. Don’t you think this cactus is such an amazing shade of greenish/turquoise?!Coffee and plants are happily part of my everyday life, keeping them alive and actually thriving gives me immense pleasure. Do you have plants at home or prefer fresh cut flowers? I am so in love with this beautiful hand made mug, I snapped it up for Dean this last Christmas, it doesn’t have a handle so you can really hug it with your hands on chilly mornings. Now it’s a battle for who gets to drink their coffee out of it! I love the texture and glaze that has been used to decorate it, those delicate blues are very calming at the start of a busy day.Here is a little guide to places we like to buy coffee, beautiful mugs and few more words on my favourite houseplant. Some lovely places for mugs and cups are – Handmade – Camden Pottery, vintage – English Country Home, new – Burleigh.
My favourite indoor plant – Boston Fern. In Victorian times, Boston ferns would be found in many parlours and porches. It’s cheery wild fronds make it my favourite in our home. Caring for your Boston ferns is easy. Just place your fern where it will get indirect light (a little direct morning sun is fine) and keep it moist. No fussing is required!
And for a bit of fun you can find these washable paper bags I used as plant pot covers over in my shop here!