Plants on Pink – a botanical makeover with Forest London

We moved into our house over two years ago and I hadn’t really thought about updating the kitchen until recently. I was looking at the shelves which had become a dumping ground and realised it could be a good spot for a plant shelf. I especially love greenery against pink as on the Plants on Pink Instagram feed so I decided that pink would be the colour.

This is a small alcove in my kitchen which I have also completely refurbished. I will post more about that soon as its not quite finished yet, but the bright colour works well with the pastel shades elsewhere.

I have been a huge fan of Forest London and the Fresh Flower Company for a while so I was thrilled when they kindly agreed to provide the plants for this transformation.  They provided a selection including ferns and succulents of varying sizes and heights which I supplemented with my existing plants. There is a Forest branch in Deptford but I usually go to the East Dulwich shop off Lordship Lane. The shop is a delightful rabbit-hole filled with plants and smells incredible too.

They also have a good range of homewares and pots to display your new plants.

The plants vary in size and price, so there is something available for any budget. The staff are also knowledgeable about plant care which really helps when choosing which ones to buy.

There is a rustic, vintage feel to the displays which works really well with the beautiful building.

Forest London also delivery nationwide so please have a look at their website for more information.

So back to the plant wall.. I was on a budget so didn’t want to replace the shelves altogether. Instead, I removed the shelves and brackets and primed the uprights for the twin slot system.

Unfortunately I can’t remember the name of the shade of pink I used but it was a Johnston’s trade colour. I found that a lot of the ready mixed shades were either very pale sugary pinks or garish hot pinks.

The concrete planter was from ED on North Cross Road.

The senecio (string of pearls) is one of my favourite indoor plants. It was also Plant of the Month for Forest last month so I hope I can keep it alive with their advice!

This delicate ‘string of hearts’ Ceropegia woodii is also a new favourite of mine. I love trailing plants and the pretty leaf shape and colour adds interest.

I was after a ‘bunny ears’ plant like this for a while and happened upon this one in a charity shop. Although it looks friendly, the tiny spikes are painful!

If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen the pink wall a few times already as a backdrop to floral styling photos.

Flowers above are from The Fresh Flower Company. 

This charming jug is from Hinchcliffe and Barber

I hope you enjoyed this little tour of Forest London and my new plant shelves!

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