One of the things I miss about living in my own place is having my own garden to play with. It may sound strange but I love garden centres and used to enjoy planting new purchases in my garden, and decorating it with garden ornaments.
Since living back with my parents I have more of an indoor plant collection to take care of, but of course I also enjoy helping them out with their own garden – weeding, planting bulbs, picking plums off the tree and watering plants as we get into the Summer months. So needless to say my love for garden centres hasn’t changed much. 😉
My favourite time of year for gardening is definitely Spring where new blossoms start to open up and wildlife (such as bees) start to return. They seem to love our herb garden!
So as today is the Spring Equinox (A.K.A. the first day of Spring), I thought what better time to share my indoor plant collection with you.
My indoor plant collection
One of our finance team at work brought four of these money trees in with a note “free to a good home”, so I picked with up. Sadly this was back in 2013 and it hasn’t brought me any extra money yet. 😅
What I love about my money tree is they’re reasonably easy to take of – water when the soil gets dry and ensure there is good drainage in the pot. Simple. 😊
My orchid was a birthday present in 2015 and it’s still thriving, with the blooms coming out best around late August.
It’s a little more difficult to take care of than my money trees as orchids can develop root rot fairly easily, which will kill the plant.
To help ensure this doesn’t happen, it’s very important not to let your orchid sit in water! Proper drainage is a much, but a lot of the orchids sold in garden centres come in decorative pots, that actually offer no drainage so check this before buying! Or if you really love the style of the pot, you can drill a hole through the bottom. 🙂
I water my orchid every 4 to 5 days and let the soil dry out completely before watering again.
This little guy was 45p in the Tesco plant sale in Summer 2017 and too much of a bargain for me to pass up. I love a good bargain especially when it comes to homeware.
They’re very easy to take care off, keeping the compost moist at all times but being careful not to overwater. During the Spring and Summer months I use cactus feed regulary and water less during the colder Winter months.
I bought a planter from Dobbies Garden centre and filled it with mint, parsely, thyme, chives and dill. Although the mint and chives seem to have taken over a little bit!
I water my herbs when the soil gets dry when it’s on my window sill but, when it’s outside, the rain does most of the work for me. 😅 Of course I’ll also use a watering can outside in the Summer months.
Do you enjoy gardening or have an indoor plant collection? Let me know in the comments. 😊