Weekly Round-Ups

How Do You Fit It All In? #6

The latest instalment in a series in which I answer the ongoing question “How do you fit it all in?”, which people ask me when I tell them what I do.  Continue reading “How Do You Fit It All In? #6”

Weekly Round-Ups

How Do You Fit It All In? #4

The fourth instalment in a series in which I answer the ongoing question “How do you fit it all in?”, which people ask me when I tell them what I do. Continue reading “How Do You Fit It All In? #4”

Personal

Apparently I Have Supernatural Tomatoes

A couple of months ago, I planted some tomato seeds I’d picked up from Wilko. I wasn’t expecting much to happen with them, really: I thought it’d probably turn into a failed experiment, but I was up for giving it a go.

Well, they didn’t fail. In fact they’re doing unnaturally well.  Continue reading “Apparently I Have Supernatural Tomatoes”

Miscellaneous

How To Repot A Fern

I’ve spent the past few days repotting various plants, including my tomato babies. I’m now going to Italy, and since I don’t have a cat anymore I was thinking that I’d be saving money since I wouldn’t need to pay the catsitter, except then I realised someone needed to look after my plants, so now the catsitter has morphed into a plantsitter for the next couple of weeks.

I posted about the repotting on Instagram, and then a friend asked if I could show him how to repot a fern. Since I’ll be videoing the conference in Italy next week and needed to test the videocamera anyway, I decided this would be a good opportunity to do that.

So, here you go: how to repot a fern (works for most other plants too). Full transcript below.

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Travel

A Tour Through The Botanical Gardens of Malaga

Botanical gardens

After the conference finished yesterday, those who hadn’t disappeared to hop on a plane went to explore the botanical gardens just outside Malaga.

El Jardín Botánico-Histórico La Concepción was planted in 1855 and boasts a huge collection of tropical and sub-tropical plants, along with several types of fish, frogs, tortoises and water snakes.

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