3 hours ago
Me and Bill, deep in the heart of the indoor jungle.
Been a while since I inflicted my furry face on the grid, but thought I’d say hello, and a particular welcome to all who’ve arrived here over the last few days 👋🏼! A quick recap by way of introduction then...
I’m Andrew, a gardener, blogger and podcaster. Always about if you want advice or a spot of inspiration for your garden, or a plant to pep you up!
It took a while for me to realise that I needed to experience a strong connection to the natural world in my daily life to feel grounded – without it, I was adrift. It started with a pot of supermarket basil on my desk at work next to the computer monitor – I’d squeeze the leaves, breathe in the scent, and kind of hang on for dear life. Since then it’s been a love affair with plants, a fascination for nature and a growing awareness of how desperately we need to relearn what we seem to have forgotten about our connection to both. And the flood of relief, wonder and inner calm that comes when we rediscover that connection, and make it anew every day with the plants we choose to have around us in our homes and gardens.
So, that’s me, in a nutshell 🥜. I write a daily blog post, a monthly newsletter, and an episode of my slow gardening radio-style podcast comes out every three weeks or so – links to all of these are in my bio. It would be lovely to have you along for the journey! ✨🌱✨🙏🏼
A quick word about the houseplants in the pic – I used to think I was fine with outdoor plants, but killed everything in the house through neglect. Then I discovered some wonderful resources that helped me on my houseplant journey, Chiefly the amazing #OnTheLedgePodcast from @j.l.perrone, and also some wonderful books by folk like @studio.roco (Pictured is House of Plants, and the new one, Root, Nurture, Grow is a must-have) and @alysf (Plant Love, pictured but in the shadows!).
Btw, it’s almost impossible to get Bill to pose for a photo, though after years I’ve finally realised that he doesn’t like it when I have the camera to my face. Sneaky remote shots seem to be the way to go.
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