The tomatoes in my garden are growing! Have you ever wondered where the smell of tomato plants comes from? They’re actually covered in tiny spikes called trichomes, which contain a yellow substance that produces that characteristic smell.
A year ago I got to illustrate one of the endings in Ryan North’s brilliant Hamlet choose-your-own-path book To Be or Not To Be. These are all things you may be able to find outside right now (if you can bear to put down this amazing book).
If you’re not a fan of Bird and Moon, you obviously haven’t heard of Bird and Moon.
I found these two flower buds nestled away in the straw-like spines of my big Leuchtenbergia principis. This should be quite an exciting flower, since you don’t really see this plant in flower in collections in the UK. The plants need to be quite large and well fed before they will flower. I eagerly await its opening!