About me

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Hello there, thanks so much for dropping by. I’m Sabrina: writer, plant lover and very occasional crafter.

Wolves in London is my blog. Started in 2012 when I was freshly on maternity leave and dreaming of setting up my own business (in fabric, knitting, or really just anything crafty). In the eight years since it’s had a few different incarnations — most frequently musings about my life — and has recently become a place to share plant knowledge and to sell my new houseplant delivery boxes.

If you fancy a deep dive through the archives, you’ll find me writing about: garden design and my own garden; London life and unmissable London spots; our almost-completely-renovated Victorian terraced house and interior design inspiration; travels and daily life with our three young sproglets.

As well as writing this blog over the last eight years, I’ve also been a bit of a horticulture course addict. I’ve completed a level 3 garden design diploma, and a level 2 and level 3 horticulture diploma. So I’m putting everything I’ve learnt into practice (and still, of course, learning more all the time!) and sharing all this along the way…

You can find me on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Ravelry and Pinterest, do friend me or follow me there. I’ve got addictions of varying degrees to all five and love to link up with new people…

If you’re interested in digging into the archives, here are some old posts you might like to check out:

11 thoughts on “About me

  1. Hi I just found your blog. I saw your picture of what I call Money Tree. The reason I’m writing is because I have tried to grow this plant and have failed each time(didn’t grow) When my mother was living she had the bush in her front yard, she gave me seeds that she peeled off . I would like to know what you do you do to grow this plant. What time of year etc. I live in the United States in North Carolina, where it very hot in the summer.
    Thank you for any help you give.

    1. Hi Betty,

      I have to say, I’ve not really done anything in particular to grow the plant! I got it from a leaf, which I just stuck into the compost and I water it very, very rarely. I live in London in the UK, which isn’t that hot in the summer, but I would think that money trees quite like hot weather anyway as I think they come from Asia originally. I wonder if you might have been giving it too much water, perhaps? That’s the only thing I can think of, I’m afraid, as this poor plant of mine has taken a huge amount of abuse from me but managed to survive it all!


  2. Winged asparagus peas, not hugely exciting admittedly. But don’t let that stop you trying really ‘out there’ veggies. As an edible gardener, (with the luxury of a frost free Winter and long hot summers) I’ve explored the planet in my iPhone and discovered quite a few veg that are now a staple around here. The long fat bean like version of the bottle gourd, known as a Calabash. Firmer, sweeter, easier, more prolific and keeps better than the zucchini it effortlessly substitutes for. Malabar spinach, we’re not used to mucilage, though others are and it’s extremely healthy, but this climber tastes like the best English spinach. African horned cucumber, sometimes called Kiwano, (Kiwis have an affectation for calling everything a Kiwi). Usually sold ripe with a striking mottled orange outside and Kiwifruit, (Chinese gooseberry) green inside. Tastes bleh, but harvested green about 1/3 size, the best cucumber you’ll ever eat.
    The edible Canna is another favourite. I grew it, without using it, for four decades . Then I found out which part of the root to eat and how to prepare it. That’s a crucial knowledge. It’s not just obtaining seed/plant material it’s gaining the knowledge of when and how to.

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