Brrr, I’m sure we are not alone in having had minus temperatures all week. It’s not often this painfully cold here in the south of the UK but no outdoor gardening has been done so for this week’s six I’m featuring indoor plants.
Thanks as ever to The Propagator who hosts Six on Saturday every week whatever the weather.
1. Dried hydrangeas
I was given these gorgeous dusky dried hydrangeas by a lovely friend from my book club who cut them down from the front of her house and dried them. They have lasted since the summer and match well with our Charleston grey mantelpiece and postcard of Vanessa Bell’s self portrait.
2. Pilea love
I do love a good pilea or Chinese money plant. These two and the chalky pastel pots they come in were both bought from a new houseplant shop near us called Hand Spun Botanics.
3. Small rude houseplant
I’m afraid I can’t remember for the life of me what this interestingly shaped little plant is called but it does make me chuckle.
For a small town we have a lot of houseplant shops. This tradescantia and its handmade pot come from the fabulous From Victoria. I bought the Boris Yeltsin matrioshka when I visited Russia at the age of 15, and the other Russian doll is a more recent purchase by my husband on a business trip to Moscow.
5. Daughter’s fern
I still miss the guys from yet another local houseplant shop, Organica, who moved to Spain just before the last lockdown. This fabulous blue fern came from them and has been styled by my 12-year-old (yes the Arctic Monkeys are back in fashion!)
6. Houseplant styling
Both my daughters aged 10 and 12 love houseplants and are constantly rearranging their displays to look ‘aesthetic’!