Jan 162013
 
Tree fern in winter, in a basement stairwell in Fitzroy Square, London

Fitzrovia

Temperatures have plummeted recently, but in Fitzroy Square it seems to be an eternal summer. The red geraniums that filled every window box during the Jubilee and Olympic summer are still going strong, and this tree fern, in the stairwell of a basement flat, is surviving without any protection (shame someone’s thrown a ball of newspaper into it, but that’s London for you).

A tree fern is an interesting solution to this most tricky of spaces – I’ve never seen this idea before. I think it works pretty well.