Two years ago, my friend Vicky and I stumbled across Emma’s hairdressing emporium by way of the amazing pot display outside. We now both get our hair cut by Emma and agree she’s the best hairdresser we’ve ever had. She works from home nowadays and it didn’t take me long to find her new place – I could see her pots from halfway down the street. They look equally good from the inside – they’re like living shutters.
Emma has moved flats in London a lot, and wherever she’s lived, she’s created pot displays on steps, railings and windowsills. She’s living proof that you don’t need a garden to garden. She also proves that you can grow most things in a pot – outside her old shop she had potted hydrangeas, hollyhocks and foxgloves. Emma quite likes to talk about plants (novel when you’re getting your hair cut) but she doesn’t like talking about them that much. She’s not really interested in plant names or whether a plant needs sun or shade. She’s simply a creative person with very green fingers.