Plant propagation is a really rewarding hobby that I find so fulfilling, and giving a gift that someone else can eventually pass on starts a really wonderful lineage between friends and family.
There's nothing quite like brushing your bare shin against a Nettle and knowing, within minutes, you will be covered in itchy, red bumps that tingle and ache for the rest of the day. But perhaps they're more than just a source of itchy bumps.
Having a sensory herb garden is both grounding and comforting. This little garden has meant having my own little patch of cultivated space, even when I lived in rented accommodation.
Being a botanist, it's no surprise to hear I love being around plants. Unfortunately, my current work means I'm in the office, tapping away at my computer all day. I created a terrarium with a tiny drawing table, so I could imagine myself in there too, drawing the little plants all around me.