Flowers and Plants


The Best Preparation for Spring Flowers and Planters

With cold and grey February coming to an end, spring is most certainly on its way and that means one thing, it’s time to prepare the plants and flowers in your beautiful garden. Many plants and bulbs need planting for a period of time in the ground before they bloom, so it’s important to plan ahead for some plants to be able to flourish. Here’s a quick guide to the best ways to prepare for spring/summer flowers and planters: Spring […]


Green at Home: The Benefits of Indoor Gardening

You don’t have to have access to an outdoor space to enjoy the benefits of gardening in your home. Indoor gardening is perfect if you live in the city or have limited or no outdoor space, as plants don’t need to take up much room and you might be surprised at what you can actually accommodate. Indoor gardening can also be a great alternative to growing plants outdoors during the winter months, allowing you to enjoy home-grown produce all year […]


How to Grow Fragrant Sweet Peas

Sweet Peas are one of the most popular plants for UK gardens. They are annuals so only last the one summer but the display they give is always amazing; lots and lots of colourful, usually fragrant, flowers growing on bright green stems up to 6-7ft in height. Wonderful!


Poinsettia for Christmas

I love Poinsettia and for me Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without at least one; this year I’ve got four! My four poinsettia are arranged on a deep windowsill in red pots surrounded by a green swag which is covered in red fairy lights – it looks amazing! These days this deciduous shrub is produced in vast quantities and are usually quite small and bushy; ideal for Christmas displays. The red bracts should last for up to six months, depending on the […]


Plants for Winter Colour

I have chosen six plants which you should be able to easily find in your local garden centre and that are easy to grow. Most need little attention throughout the year but keep the Dogwoods well pruned to maintain the lovely coloured stems and prune the winter flowering jasmineafter flowering to ensure flowers for the following year.