Succulents have long been firm favourites of mine. I love their weird almost Jurassic shapes and colours and the fact they need little or no attention. They grow like wildfire and are easy to divide up and re-distribute into a variety of interesting containers. They see to be having something of a fashion moment and along with the wonderful cactus, are popping up all the most fashionable clothing shops and florists.
If you don’t own any, get yourself off to the garden centre, or if you are in London, take a look at Grace & Thorn’s pop up shop in the wonderful vintage shop, Blitz London. Nik, the owner of Grace & Thorn has a studio next to mine and her off beat floral arrangements combine a wild, rustic, natural aesthetic with a contemporary urban sensibility .