Grow and Tell

Welcome to Grow and Tell! In the following pages, you’ll find blog posts, detailing all manner of plants, from UK native wildflowers to ornamental garden plants to Tumblr-worthy house plants. I also write about the Birth Flower of every month.

Latest posts

The birth flower of November: Chrysanthemum

As we move towards winter, Chrysanthemums, the birth flower of November, provides much needed light and warmth. It’s almost as if it was designed to remind us of the suns imminent return.

The birth flower of October: Marigold

October marks the beginning of my favourite season. The days get colder, jumpers get woolier and drinks get warmer. It’s perfect, then, that warming Marigolds are the birth flower for October. But what is a Marigold?

The birth flower of September: Aster

In the Northern hemisphere, September means welcoming Autumn back while still clinging to the last of the Summer warmth. This dazzling September favourite is the perfect transitional plant as we move into Autumn, with their colourful, summery petals and warm, autumn coloured inflorescences.