Please be aware that many of the site's pages will be undergoing maintenance and changes over the coming couple of months, so if a link breaks or the page goes a bit funny this is only temporary and will be resolved ASAP. Thank you! More info available here.
Welcome to my (not so) Secret Garden; this website is home to a stockpile of information spread across a variety of subjects ranging from cultivation of carnivorous plants to spiritual pursuits. Please allow me to introduce you to some of the sections you can navigate...
The Butterwort Garden describes the care requirements of an insectivorous (or "carnivorous") plant genus known as the Pinguicula; this is a succulent carnivorous plant that, typically, has a more gentle and delicate appearance when compared to other genera such as the world renown Venus fly trap. Another name for the Pinguicula is the "butterwort", due to the buttery substance on its leaves.
The Creeping Things section contains pages dedicated to different species of insects and their care; currently featured are phasmids, an intriguing group of insects that grow by shedding their outer layer of skin, and Madagascar hissing cockroaches, one of the world's largest cockroach species.
The 'Pond' is the hub for aquatic and fish-keeping information and care sheets; it focuses on individual species care but also provides direction to resources that discuss a wider variety of general aquatics. At this time only betta spledens (Siamese fighting fish) are discussed but it is hoped that more species and guides will be added in future.
The Corner is more of a personal space that focuses on Christianity with blogs sharing my own walk with Jesus; this part of the site is also home to some Christian resources and other random things. I'm also hoping to add information about Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), a debilitating auto-immune disease.
I truly hope you find the website beneficial and enjoy the time you spend here.
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