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Katie’s love af­fair with in­door plants be­gan al­most by ac­ci­dent. “In my early twen­ties, I killed not one, but two cacti, so it was a sur­prise when I re­alised I could not only keep plants alive, but they were start­ing to thrive!” she says. “My first in­door plants were the Devil’s Ivy on the kitchen cab­i­nets. I love them be­cause they grow in low light, can sur­vive for a long time be­tween wa­ter­ing and they make the most beau­ti­ful trail­ing vines.” The nat­u­ral green­ery pairs beau­ti­fully with the stained glass in the din­ing room win­dows and front door, and the bold sofa. “Our home is so invit­ing, with lots of light and colour and life, be­tween three cats and the myr­iad in­door plants!” she says. Katie also has a cou­ple of good tips for any­one about to start their own plant col­lec­tion. “Talk to the staff at lo­cal nurs­eries, and treat your­self to a bunch of fresh flow­ers with your weekly gro­cery shop,” she sug­gests.

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