monstera leaf and tree from Ikea
When I say I have a love, hate relationship, it’s more that I love plants and they hate me. Greenery in my home makes me burst with happiness and I’m sure there’s a correlation between the growing amount of green life in the flat and the amount I enjoy being there. I’ve had many specimens joining the family over the years but sadly I can’t think of more than a handful that have actually survived over a year and that’s probably being generous. Too much water and too little water, I’ve gone both ways, even killing cacti on a regular basis and my lowest point was leading the hardy spider plant to it’s demise. It was long and painful for the poor thing, which in practise looked like no water for approximately 9 months if you fancy giving it a whirl yourself. Even when I’ve attempted to be really diligent and made sure I’d looked up everything a plant type needs, something’s managed to go wrong.