I like to think of myself as a bit of a green-fingered goddess. In my rich internal life, I am cultivating new varieties of orchid left, right and centre. In reality (isn't it boring sometimes?), I am slightly scatty when it comes to remembering to water. I am, however, excellent on the Latin names of plants, but that doesn't really help keep them alive, does it? What I need is this marvellous Log & Squirrel self-watering plant pot by Qualy, £19.99 from Firebox.
Look! Little Squirrel Features is hiding away! He does that when your houseplant needs more water. Yeah, yeah. I know there isn't a plant in this photo. Let's all imagine one. (Mine's a bamboo being eaten by a panda bear. You were warned about my internal life.)
It's super-simple to use - just make sure the stringy bits are touching the water reservoir, and then fill up the pot through the branch of the log. The squirrel will pop back up once he's satisfied your plant's thirst has been quenched, like so:
IT'S TIME FOR AN ANIMATED GIF! Hurrah! Look at him go. BOING! BOING! BOING!
Qualy Log & Squirrel plant pots are available in brown and green or brown and pink. The green is out of stock on Firebox (SADFACE), but they are taking pre-orders for its imminent arrival in two or three weeks (HAPPYFACE). And the pink one, we can all buy now. As the blurb on Firebox so rightly points out, this is "a brilliant gift for plant-lovers with a penchant for whimsical bushy-tailed critters". We all know one of those. Me, I'm just buying it for myself. 'Tis the season to be selfish.