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4 Secrets to Potted Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas remind me of the hot summer evenings in my Grandmother’s garden. Tall, dense shrubs covered in green, oval leaves with clusters of blue flowers. These hardy shrubs somehow seem old fashioned now. Vintage. Summer...

3 Secrets to keeping a healthy Jade plant

On a balmy summer’s night, I snapped a few stems from a healthy Jade plant growing wild by the side of the road. It was my lucky night. What a find! This succulent will last...

4 Tips to socializing your puppy

For a well-adjusted puppy, it needs socializing with as many dogs, people and surroundings as possible. Here is what is involved......

5 Ways to keep your Cyclamen Plant blooming

I found a cyclamen plant at my parent’s house. Neglected. Just a bulb with dead leaves. I decided to rescue it. Cyclamen plants are very popular as they flower most of the year. Their flowers...

4 Tips to keep Peace Lily Plants alive

I was given a beautiful plant. A gift. Glossy dark green leaves, clumping together with red flowers growing on long stems. It’s a Peace Lily. Peace Lily plants usually have white flowers, which look like...

8 Ways to keep cut flowers fresh and alive

I love a vase full of fresh market flowers. They provide color and life to any room. Each Saturday I head to the markets to find the perfect bouquet. It is incredibly hard to choose....

How to tidy using the KonMari method

Marie Kondo has developed a method to tidy your home. It is not too overwhelming and easy to implement. Here is how to start...

5 Easy Flavored Ice Cubes to Create

I’ve invited a few friends over, for a lazy Sunday afternoon. Summer frocks, sunblock, lot of laughs and of course a BBQ. The highlight for this gathering will be the drinks with flavored ice cubes....

8 Simple cleaning tips for a clean and tidy home

The Irish cleaning lady would insist I tidy my apartment before she cleaned. Some weeks she would not enter until the clutter was removed. Not sure if this was an excuse for a coffee break...

5 Indoor plants guaranteed to turn you into a green thumb

Lush indoor plants are incredibly easy to keep alive when you know the secret. You need to get the right plants that are happy to be neglected. There are some plants which only need watering...