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House Plants to Buy for a Spectacular Display

Using plants as decoration allowance for some really creative touches. It is a chance to express your personal style with not only the choice of plants but also how you display them. These suggestions are undoubtedly just a starting point, and websites such as Instagram and Pinterest can be fabulous sources for inspiring ideas. Generally, …

Diseased Plant

Indoor Plant Disease Identification

House plant diseases tend to be fungal rather than bacterial or viral. The most likely are here in this guide to indoor plant disease identification. If the symptoms don’t match, check the further resources section for where to find more information. Table of Contents A Healthy EnvironmentBotrytisMildewDowny MildewsPowdery MildewsViruses A Healthy Environment As with preventing …

Mindfulness

Mindfulness with Plants

Mindfulness is the practice of training the mind to focus on being aware of one’s surroundings to quieten the rest of the chatter in the brain. It can be as simple as concentrating on breathing, but can also involve bringing attention to an object or repetitive activity. As plants and gardening are already well known …

Attract Bees

Bee Friendly Plants UK

Plants that will attract these fascinating and useful garden visitors usually have simple, tubular or daisy-like flowers, especially in pinks and purples; avoid double-flowered varieties. Butterflies also like fruity scents. Remember that their caterpillar stage needs different food plants. Nettles are well-known as the food of tortoiseshells, but long grass and other weeds support many …

Creating Plants

How to Propagate House Plants

The act of growing more plants is known as propagation. Some houseplants will do most of the work of propagating themselves. Others will readily grow into new plants from cuttings or a piece of root. Alternatively, use external sources, such as a new pack of seeds. Here are some of the simplest ways to create …

Spring Bulbs

House Plant Pots

aWhen it comes to choosing the correct pot for your houseplant, there are a couple of basic things to consider. The container should be large enough to hold the plant, taking into account some growth. Otherwise, the plant can suffer from a restriction in its size. It may need repotting into a larger container at …

Flowers to plant in spring

Flower Bulbs to Plant in Spring

As we are heading for better weather, I have moved away from my indoor house plant ideas and ventured into the garden. Here are my suggestions for the top 10 flowers for planting in spring. Table of Contents Trachelospermum Asiaticum ‘Pink Showers’Callistemon Viminalis ‘Hot Pink’Canna ‘Canasta’Mediterranean Flowering Oleander CollectionBottlebrush Plant Callistemon CitrinusMusella Lasiocarpa: Hardy Golden …

Spring Bulbs

House Plant Bulbs

Bulbs make rather good houseplants, albeit temporary ones. When grown in a clear glass container without soil, the developing roots can also be seen. This can also be an excellent way for children to have an interest in plants and gardening. The white roots on show also have a light, fresh appearance. Layering several bulbs …

House Plants That Like Sun

These plants need a good level of light, but not direct sunlight. The ambient temperature is, therefore, lower than for the plants in my “Sunny Spots” section, and although again they do not generally require high humidity, some may benefit from an occasional misting. Table of Contents Pineapple (Ananas comosus)Bird’s Nest Fern (Asplenium nidus)Dwarf Mountain …

House Plants That Like Humidity

The following plants all need good light, but not direct sun, and high humidity, so a bathroom or kitchen windowsill would be a good choice for them. Boost the moisture, if needed, with regular misting sprays. The constant humidity which circulates in a bathroom is ideal for many of the following plants. Table of Contents …