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Home in a Greenhouse

The average temperature in Stockholm in January is -3°C (27°F). For Marie Granmar and Charles Sacilotto it can be much warmer thanks to the greenhouse that blankets their home. “For example at the end of January it can be -2°C outside and it can be 15 to 20°C...

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Caring For Your Cacti

We have produced a leaflet Caring for Your Cacti, please feel free to read it, print it off or pass it on, click on link to...

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Brazilian Edelweiss, Sinningia leucotricha

Sinningia leucotricha or "Brazilian Edelweiss" is an interesting succulent, found in Brazil in alpine conditions is part of the same family as African Violets and Streptocarpus. It is a super easy plant to care for as it can tolerate periods of neglect, it can also...

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The Lonely Giant

The Lonely Giant is a poem by Nick Cave performed by Andre Rojo AKA 'Bubbles' from The Wire and made into a delightful film by Tomas Leach for the Stories for Ways and Means project (Stories for Ways & Means features original ‘grown up’ children’s story...

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Epiphytes and Orchid Cactus Care

Epiphytes and Orchid cacti should be in a light and airy position all year round, in general most succulents should have some sunlight falling on it for some part of the day such as an East (morning sun), South (all day sun) or West (afternoon sun) facing window in...

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Jess Shepherd’s Leafscape

Botanical painter Jess Shepard (AKA Inky Leaves) is 'catapulting botanical art into the 21st century with the use of sound and watercolour paint' for her Kickstarter project - Leafscape. Leafscape is in part a collection of botanical paintings that take hyperealism to...

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How to keep an Elephant Foot

The Elephants Foot (Dioscorea elephantipes) is a slow growing succulent that originates from the tropical deserts of S. Africa, it's main feature is it's large, corky caudex (living tuber) that can grow up to 6’ in it's natural habitat and resembles an elephant's foot...

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