Whether you're green fingered or just appreciate botanical beauty, there’s plenty of flora and fauna to enjoy in this week’s list...
Now that frosty mornings are (hopefully) over, I’ve started getting my hands dirty sprucing up our little garden. Planting herbs is an easy option for a beginner, so I’ve rescued some baked bean cans from the recycling bin to plant rosemary, thyme and mint – all low maintenance and will add a bit of pizzazz to my lunchbox.
Peter Wohlleben is a German forester, hence his extensive knowledge is all things trees. As the title suggests, his book offers a glimpse into the fascinating life of trees. And boy, the life they have! They are friends, they have relationships, they take care of each other in sickness and in health. You’ll never look at trees the same way again.
Seedlip is a non-alcoholic spirit, made by distilling individual botanicals / flavours and blending them into an elixir. Whether you don’t drink, you’re pregnant or you’re giving your liver a break, it’s a tasty gin alternative, if that’s your usual tipple. As the brand say themselves, it’s ‘what to drink when you’re not drinking’.
I don’t have my own garden, but my living space is a bit of a jungle. One of my favourite places to acquire interesting new plants is Conservatory Archives on the Hackney Road in east London. Sundays are definitely the best day to visit, so you can pop over from the flower market.
Making me want to book a holiday right this second, I’m really enjoying the floral prints and bold leafty shades in our botanical edit. It’s one way of going green, that’s for sure!