Thoughts from category: nature

the tree man


We'd like to introduce you to Richard a.k.a. the tree man. Yesterday he popped round to take down our Christmas tree and take it off for recycling, so Eleanor and Lucy T took the opportunity to interview him about trees and stuff...

Name: Richard

What he does: He looks after all the plants in Fruit Towers, brought us our Christmas tree and is now taking it away for recycling (he even hoovered up the needles). If you check with your local council, they'll almost certainly be running a collection scheme to get the trees mulched up and used for compost.

How long has he been coming to innocent: Every 2 weeks for the last 3 years.

Company: His company is called Urban Planters and they look after plants in offices, hotels and restaurants.

Favourite plant: The Ficus tree (fig tree), of which we have a number around Fruit Towers.

Top tips for house plants: Don't overwater them, check to see if the soil is still moist and if it is then there's no need to add more water. The best way to keep the leaves of house plants shiny and pest free is to spray them with a solution of washing up liquid (he recommmends Ecover) and water and then give them a loving wipe.

Favourite innocent drink:
Blackcurrant juicy water.

fog on the blog


Today is pretty foggy. It's probably not just in Shepherd's Bush. We're keeping our fingers crossed for snow at Christmas, but we reckon we're likely to just have more fog.

315 days since Christmas

Last Christmas we sent our family a small Christmas tree in thanks for buying our drinks and putting up with all our bad jokes throughout 2005. We've been pleased to find that come this Christmas some of those trees have grown a little bigger, healthier and hopefully capable of holding a few baubles and tinsel this year. Below is a fine example of a well cared for tree belonging to Gemma. Good growing Gemma.


This however is an example of how not to care for a tree by our Jon here at Fruit Towers. All we can say is that he has been out of the office a lot this year.


the world's tallest tree


The headline kind of gives it away. They found the world's tallest tree. Story here.

NB the picture isn't the actual tree - it's a redwood I saw on my holidays last year