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Urban Jungle Bloggers – Show Your Plant Gang

May 21, 2015

I saw on Twitter on Tuesday that people were ready for their Urban Jungle Bloggers post! How did that happen? I could have sworn it was for next week.

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 from all over the world 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.

May’s theme is: ‘show your plant gang’…..

OK, with limited time I had to carve out a slot when there aren’t any hailstones coming down. I thought it would be fun to photograph some of the gang on la terrace!

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Here’s the gang!

It was nice to take my DIY Kokedama’s outside for this little photo shoot.

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My Budda is making sure all is well on the roof terrace. I can’t wait for my herb garden to properly start growing and to grow tomatoes next month.

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Mr Turtle is keeping everyone a bit of company. Everything is starting to grow, but we did have hailstones a few days ago which isn’t good for the plants.

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I’m not sure of the name of this little tree. I bought it last year and it’s doing well.

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Here’s Magda, my beautiful Hydrangea. Again, she’s starting to bloom. Looking forward to the different colour changes.

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I look forward to inspecting the other plant gangs:-) On Monday I will show you some of the beauties I found at the Chelsea Flower Show. Meanwhile, have a wonderful weekend. For those in the UK, enjoy the extra day.




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  • Reply Igor May 21, 2015 at 11:47 am

    You are one lucky lady with that fab little rooftop terrace – seems like your plant gang is very happy with the alfresco treatment up there! Thank you so much for being such a wonderful Urban Jungle Blogger, Tina!!

    • Reply tina May 22, 2015 at 5:37 pm

      I know and I appreciate it every day!!!
      Gathering all plants inside was a bit of a palaver so alfresco it was:-)

  • Reply Mon@secretgardenhome May 21, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    Love it Tina! Especially the fact that you gave one of your lovely plants a Polish name haha ‘Magda’ is very pretty indeed. Have a lovely Bank Holiday. Mon

    • Reply tina May 22, 2015 at 5:38 pm

      Hahaha, of course, Magda!
      Thank you Mon. Have a lovely weekend too.

  • Reply Yvonne May 21, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    Well done Tina 🙂 Your mystery tree is a ‘rhus typhina’. I used to have one in a previous garden. It’s beautiful!

    • Reply tina May 22, 2015 at 5:39 pm

      Thank you so much. I’m rubbish with plants and tree names. Now I can look it up and care for it better than I have. Bet yours looked beautiful.

  • Reply Holly May 21, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    nice gang you got there 🙂 xoxo

    • Reply tina May 22, 2015 at 5:40 pm

      Ha. Thanks Holly. They all say ‘hi’. xx

  • Reply Judith May 21, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    Glad you could make it between hailstones and a busy schedule, Tina! Your gang is looking great and seems to enjoy your terrace! My kokedama is alright, but I’m having difficulties keeping up with watering, seems like I have to do it every day 😉 So I hope he’ll stay alive with a little less care! Enjoy your extra long weekend 😉

    • Reply tina May 22, 2015 at 5:42 pm

      Gosh, me too. As you see I had to improvise a little but there was a quick sunny spell so I grabbed the opportunity.
      The Kokedamas need looking after. I water mine every 2 days. Sofar, so good. Let’s see how long I can keep it up and how long they survive. I’ll keep you posted.

  • Reply mel May 22, 2015 at 4:27 am

    What a cool gang you’ve got happening there. And that terrace, love the painted wall/fence. Bet you can’t wait to spend more time up there in the summer months… (sigh)! Big hugs, M xx

    • Reply tina May 22, 2015 at 5:44 pm

      Thank you Mel.
      It’s all been jet sprayed and cleaned so weather, hurry up. Cannot wait for BBQ’s x

  • Reply leah // sang the bird May 22, 2015 at 10:10 am

    Darling, your plant gang looks super happy! And I love your kokedamas. Can’t wait to see your plants fruiting. I love seeing you in spring as we head towards winter.
    Much love xx

    • Reply tina May 22, 2015 at 5:45 pm

      Well, I’m trying. I’m definitely getting better thanks to Urban Jungle Bloggers and getting more confidence.

      Let’s see how I do this year. Can’t wait to grow tomatoes. Summer is upon us. Hope you’ll have a mild winter sweetie. xx

  • Reply Janneke May 22, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    What a lovely kokedama’s you have! I’m definitely gonna try to make those someday.

    • Reply tina May 23, 2015 at 12:25 pm

      Thank you. They are easy to make but very messy and they also need lots of watering. Otherwise they are GREAT:-))

  • Reply rekobo May 22, 2015 at 11:39 pm

    This amazing and peacefull rooftop terrace it’s a perfect place for you and your gang to chill under the sun !

    • Reply tina May 23, 2015 at 12:26 pm

      This is my favourite time of the year. We’re just approaching summer and I cannot wait for BBQ season on la terrace. Thank you!

  • Reply un23 ilaria May 23, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    how beautiful is your picture with the Buddha staring at your plants! Your terrace looks beautiful and I can’t wait to see more pictures of it during the summer months. Bravo for your plantgang! xx

    • Reply tina May 25, 2015 at 12:52 am

      Thank you so much Ilaria. I cannot wait for the summer to really begin. xx

  • Reply Local Ecologist May 26, 2015 at 1:57 am

    I really like the kettle planter. The sculpture/statuary fit well among your plants.

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