A NEW independent plant shop, Greenka, has opened at Ealing Broadway shopping centre

It offers an array of succulents and cacti, pots, planters and accessories for green-fingered Ealing shoppers.

First founded by two London mums, Katy Marshall and Aysha Tahir in 2018, Greenka has gone from strength to strength during lockdown, outgrowing previous spaces.

Katy and Aysha first launched their enterprise as a car boot sale in Chiswick and, within a year, partnered with In Cahoots to set up their first plant market in Dickens Yard.

The new permanent location for Greenka can be found on Oak Road, Ealing Broadway.

Andrew Rollings, centre director at Ealing Broadway, said: “Houseplants have seen an increase in popularity, with people spending more time than ever at home during the last 18 months.”