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 The Sill was created with a simple ambition, to inspire people to bring more of the outdoors in. “Our mission is to make the experience of discovering the perfect potted plants as wonderful as the plants themselves.”

This fig tree, with its big veiny leaves is the one for me.

Unfortunately the company’s based in New York. So I’ll have to ask around the local garden centres.


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Women are the future of our economy. They are responsible for 83 per cent of all purchases, 60 per cent of new cars and 55 per cent of home computers.

On a grey and blustery Sunday afternoon, there’s not much a mum can do with the kids.

So… I introduced them to Vine.

"I think we had a lot of happiness in those days, but we were scared a lot, too. We weren't much more than kids ourselves (as the saying goes), and being friendly helped keep the mean reds away. We took care of ourselves and the kids and each other as best we could. Tabby wore her pink uniform out to Dunkin' Donuts and called the cops when the drunks who came in for coffee got obstreperous. I washed motel sheets and kept writing one-reel horror movies."