Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Let it Grow

This is my new favourite shop in Hackney.

Let it Grow
It sells all sorts of paraphernalia to help you grow your plants indoors.  Such as lighting systems and heat systems and fertilisers.

Because, it really is necessary to put your Yucca plant in an indoor greenhouse, indoors.

Yucca Plant in indoor greenhouse, indoors.
Ahem.

Other types of plants do well in indoor greenhouses, indoors, too...

 Amen.

Monday, 20 December 2010

Winter

Unfortunately it is winter so everything in my garden is dead.  It has snowed loads in London and I daren't dig beneath the snow to see the horrors of what was once my Camomile Lawn...

Dead Garden 

So I'll just talk about the parties I've been to lately.

I went to the premiere of Burlesque with Paloma which stars Christina Aguilera AND Cher (a tranny's wet dream).  Paloma wore some giant LILIES on her head courtesy of Piers Atkinson.  I genuinely enjoyed the film (except the 2 hours say in a corset which took my waist to 22inches and squashed my liver in to my throat)


Cher looked completely fabulous, I have always loved her as she shares her birthday with me (same day not year).  I got my Cher 'Believe' single out of storage and found these two four leaf CLOVERS which I'd pressed in the CD sleeve.  I must be a very lucky tranny.

Cher - Believe



I was trying to find some sort of link between Cher and Gardening (other than pressed clovers in a Cher CD and the fact she's born on the same day as The Glamorous Gardener).  So I googled Cher and garden and came up with this lady and her website 'Jardin'

Cher the gardener

 Amazing. :)

As for Christina Aguilera - I was once called Xtina Draguilera  and lip-synched to Christina Aguilera constantly.






There's nothing of interest to link Xtina to gardens. I don't think she's the horticultural type.

Torquay

  

I was in Torquay on Dec 1st - performing to raise money for World Aids Day 

Torquay was the birthplace of one of my favorite autors - Agatha Christie.   I love her.

I stayed in The Grand Hotel, which was the hotel Christie stayed in during her honeymoon.  The hotel also forms the start of her book 'Mile'. It's the perfect place for a murder mystery as it's so imposing and haunting. 

Torquay is a very special place for gardeners as being on the English Rivier - it's climate supports lots of sub-tropical plants.  Some of my favorite plants I spotted were these Agave

 Here's some nice lilies too...

 There is an area of torquay along the coastline dedicated to 'geological, historical and cultural heritage'.  It's beautiful and is covered in shells to naturally suppress weeds.
 It's also full of facts - including this one which explains that there's underwater gardens on the coastline of Torquay in which grow flowering plants. 
Underwater flowers, that's odd isn't it!? who knew?.

I'm in Love