Poinsettia Care – All you Need to Know
Dec05

Poinsettia Care – All you Need to Know

Poinsettias are an extremely festive plant and one that promises to add an injection of colour to your home. While the majority of poinsettias are red, you can also find them in pink, white and cream hues. Most will grow to a little over 30cm tall but poinsettia care is extremely important, as when treated properly these stunning blooms will last for many weeks. Poinsettia Care: the basics Also known as Euphorbia pulcherrima, this...

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Flower Focus: Polyanthus
Nov25

Flower Focus: Polyanthus

Polyanthus plants boast extremely lengthy, elegant stems, which emerge from bold, textured foliage. They’re celebrated for their bright colours and come from a large, varied group of Primula. This particular specie of plant is renowned for its ability to withstand extreme weather, with new life beginning in the early spring. Here we’ve listed a few tips on how to grow polyanthus so you can enjoy it in your garden. The basics...

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Flower Focus: Oleander (Nerium)
Nov13

Flower Focus: Oleander (Nerium)

Oleander plants, also known as Nerium oleander, are among the most adaptable of shrubs. They boast a variety of uses in both coastal and southern landscapes and are classed as an extremely sturdy plant. They’re able to withstand a number of difficult conditions, including problematic soil, high PH, salt spray, high heat, strict pruning and drought. However, despite being tolerant to unruly surroundings, they’re unable to withstand...

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Most Common Rose Diseases
Oct19

Most Common Rose Diseases

When growing any plant, there are various things that can go wrong. Roses are no exception. In fact, these exquisite plant species are often the most susceptible to both rose diseases and pests. Knowing the signs and how to treat these ailments is a must if you wish to encourage healthy growth. Preventing rose diseases To encourage healthy roses, it’s always a good idea to pick disease-resistant varieties. Despite costing a...

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Most Popular Climbing Plants and their Care
Sep19

Most Popular Climbing Plants and their Care

Climbing plants, unlike a number of traditional plants, all share one thing in common – they require the support of objects or other plants to reach sunlight. There are plenty of species to choose from, and all can bring your garden to life in a unique way. 10 of the most popular climbing plants Of all the climbing species to choose from, we’ve listed some of the most popular below: 1. Pileostegia viburnoides This self-clinging,...

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All you Need to Know about Bamboo Plants
Aug15

All you Need to Know about Bamboo Plants

Bamboo is a green-fingered connoisseur’s go-to plant, especially when creating a garden that boasts a somewhat tropical appeal. Its striking appearance means it’s often used as a specimen plant, to add interest to an otherwise subtle border, or as an attractive screen. If you wish to introduce bamboo to your garden, it’s important to learn a few tips and tricks, many of which are very straightforward… First...

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How to Decorate your Home with Indoor Flowering Plants
Jul30

How to Decorate your Home with Indoor Flowering Plants

Flowers and foliage are an asset to the garden, just as they are an asset to the home – in fact, indoor flowering plants work to bring an interior space to life through both sight and scent. Top tips for decorating from experts When it comes to decorating the home with indoor flowering plants, there are a number of unique ways to create a distinctive display. If you have some old china teacups lying around, use these to create a...

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All you Need to Know about Hibiscus Plant
Jul23

All you Need to Know about Hibiscus Plant

Wishing to add a little tropical style to your garden? Hibiscus, with their bright, trumpet-shaped flowers, are the answer. When cared for correctly, these easy maintenance, high-impact plants will last for many years, adding great beauty to your home. Hibiscus Plant – Varieties + Growing There are three major types of Hibiscus Flowers, including Perennial Hibicus plants, Tropical Hibiscus and Hardy Hibiscus. They’re also...

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15 Tropical Plants you can Easily Grow at Home
Jun28

15 Tropical Plants you can Easily Grow at Home

If you’re looking to add some colour and greenery to your home, tropical plans can be a great place to start. While not all species are suitable for life indoors, there are plenty of options that are relatively easy to care for, as we’ve detailed here. 1. Amazon Elephant’s Ear These popular tropical plants are both common and unique. With their large, arrow-like green leaves, embellished with silver, many describe them as regal....

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8 Plants with Amazing Anti-Anxiety Benefits
Apr21

8 Plants with Amazing Anti-Anxiety Benefits

Plants are not just for the garden as they have a number of health benefits too, including the ability to soothe headaches, calm ailments and reduce everyday stresses and strains. If you spend a lot of time indoors, be this due to long working hours or weather conditions, poor air quality is bound to affect your health. In fact, indoor toxins can have a detrimental effect on our health. Such toxins can cause allergies, asthma,...

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