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Urbanjunglebloggers – Kitchen Greens

January 14, 2016

It’s the first Urban Jungle Bloggers post of 2016. For my previous editions, see here.

Urban Jungle Bloggers is a monthly series, devised by Igor and Judith. The idea is to get some green into our homes, especially for us urban folks! Every month they invite bloggers to share ideas for creating an urban jungle through styling challenges, DIYs, green tips and tricks. Every month there is a different theme on the topic. You can follow and get more urban jungle bloggers inspiration on their Pinterest boards and Facebook page.

January’s theme is: ‘Kitchen Greens′.

C’mon in….. Here’s part of my kitchen. I really appreciate the very big and wide windows I have and the view!

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I just had to get this gorgeous hydrangea the other day. The colours….

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OK, not a plantie thing but isn’t this egg holder just the best? It literally cheers me up every day.

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My kitchen shelves are mainly used for herbs. I grow herbs on the roof terrace but in the winter months I supplement with bought ones. I also love to keep succulents. My aloe vera plant is growing a bit out of control.

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This little baby below was given to me by a dear friend. It always reminds me of palm trees.

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Some of you will remember my Spider Lily from a previous hanging planters post.

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I also keep one of my Terrariums in the kitchen area but as I have an open plan flat it’s all a bit of a mix and match situation and I like moving things around.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my kitchen shelfie. I look forward to having a browse in your cuisine.

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This post will stay live until Monday 25th January.

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14 Comments

  • Reply Igor January 14, 2016 at 9:36 am

    What a beautiful selection of plants you have in your kitchen, Tina!! Really wonderful! And I admire that window front. If only I had a window in my kitchenette!!

    • Reply tina January 17, 2016 at 6:07 pm

      Thank you Igor. I do really appreciate my view:-)
      Enjoyed being back doing UBJ.

  • Reply Holly January 14, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Very cheerful plants Tina! Love that egg holder too, so fun 🙂 I hope to participate in next UJB … I’ve been wanting to since so long but have been off blogging and no real space to photograph in. But our house is finally finished and so is the roastery … maybe I’ll participate with the Kaito blog 😉

    xoxox

    • Reply tina January 17, 2016 at 6:08 pm

      Oh Holly, that would be so much fun!!!!!
      Please join in and show us the Kaito blog. Can’t wait!!! x

  • Reply mel January 14, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    It’s so nice to see another part of your home. You are lucky to have that view, I could imagine how nice it would be to make a cup of tea there and just staring out… A perfect spot for your plants. Happy 2016 lovely. M x

    • Reply tina January 17, 2016 at 6:09 pm

      Thank you Mel:-)
      I do love my view and find it very therapeutic. Would be difficult for me to move into a flat with no view now.

      My plants are very happy there. Happy 2016 lovely xx

  • Reply Alison sye January 15, 2016 at 7:34 am

    Love your windows Tina. Looks so peaceful up there. The red egg holder cheered me up too! Xx

    • Reply tina January 17, 2016 at 6:10 pm

      Thank you:-) It is rather peaceful.
      Love the red egg holder. Excited for you to come visit this week xx

  • Reply Yvonne January 17, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    The Hydrangea looks beautiful in the Atelier Stella vase. Lovely natural light in your kitchen, so nice.

    • Reply tina January 18, 2016 at 2:43 pm

      I agree. Thought the Atelier Stella vase was perfect for it.
      Thank you…:-)

  • Reply Gunjal January 19, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    The plants look soo lovely and happy. The plant you mentioned as spider lily well would you know the scientific name for it. i cant get much info abt the plant on google. Google shows some other spider lily.. I would love to get my hands on one of them. Thanks.

    • Reply tina January 23, 2016 at 5:58 pm

      Thank you.
      Unfortunately I don’t have the ticket the name was written on. It did say Spider Lily but you’re right, images on Goggle don’t match.
      The only other place I’ve seen it (and they only had 1) was at Grace and Thorn, 338 Hackney Rd, London E2 7AX.
      If you can print out my pic and show them they’ll get one for you if their one is sold out.

      Hope this helps.

  • Reply Judith January 26, 2016 at 12:20 am

    Cooking with a view and plants and fresh herbs is the best! Really love that egg display, Tina (also love eggs by the way…). And your aloë vera is out of control? Why? He looks just fine and very happy in your cuisine 😉 And helps with skin burns too if you ever burn yourself. Welcome back to UJB, Tina! xx

    • Reply tina January 27, 2016 at 4:19 pm

      The best!!! I know, how cute is that egg display. You can imagine that I like eating eggs so I can see the eggs roll down:-))

      Yes, maybe you’re right, maybe Monsieur Aloe Vera is happy there. No burning skin for me but it’s also great for cuts etc.
      Happy to be back xx

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