Welcome to Rachel's (not so) Secret Garden; this website features information pertaining to a variety of subjects. You can find a little about each of the main subjects below. I hope you enjoy your stay!
The Butterwort Garden is dedicated to the cultivation of a fascinating carnivorous plant genus known as Pinguicula. Pinguicula, commonly referred to as butterworts, are a succulent carnivorous plant that generally have more of a delicate and gentle appearance compared to other genera of insectivorous plants such as the world renown venus fly trap (Dionaea muscipula) or sundew (Drosera).
Phasmids are a group of intriguing insects that grow by shedding their exoskeleton - that is, their outer layer of skin. They are very intricately designed and a conduit of wonder!
The 'Pond' is the hub for all my aquatic and fishkeeping care sheets. It contains information about setting up your first aquarium, ensuring the filter is functioning as appropriate as well as general observations and guidance for caring for specific species.
The website is still undergoing construction, although the sections mentioned above are nearing completion you may find some pages shift around a little from time to time.
My name is Rachel, though I am also known as Grey. I'm a young adult from England with a vivid enthusiasm for the world around us.
For a number of years I have been housebound with a physical condition known as Myalgic Encephalemyelitis; this condition incurs a huge array of symptoms ranging from physical disabilities to cognitive malfunctions. Classified as an 'invisible illness' due to the lack of visible symptoms such as a rash or swelling, it's been a tough journey so far in getting people to understand and recognize this condition as genuine.
Thanks to God's grace though, I have been able to occupy my time at home with a small handful of animals and plants that have helped me to see the world for the awe-inspiring glory that it is! Praise the Lord!
News & Updates
2nd May 2013: Minor changes
31st March 2013: New section: Notebook
15th March 2013: Background fixed!
28th January 2013: New section: Journals
26th January 2013: Welcome to the new home of Grey's Pinguicula Garden!