"houseplant equivalent of a newborn" was one headline and there were a number of very sad looking brown fig leaves in designer pots happening in the blog world... how was I going to do this.
As fate would have it my inbox seemed to have had the answer in the form of the Parrot Flower Power. It's an App with a twiggy stick thing (yep, I'm so tech savvy right now!!) you download the app place the stick in your pot and within about 24 hours it starts to tell you what your plant needs in all its magical blue tooth glory!.
Next I'm hoping to try it on my new Aspidistra and then my sisters veggie patch as you can monitor multiple plants in the one garden bed too!. I'm thinking this would be great for holiday makers too. My parents have just arrived home from a trip to Vietnam and were less then impressed with the state of their garden - let's just say we didn't water the plants enough, or at all... to be honest we just plain forgot ;-)!.
Copper taped pot inspired by the amazing ASF