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Edible Kitchen Wall

Kitchen Wall Planters

Even a kitchen with no windowsills or spare surface space can have some fresh herbs, or even fruits and vegetables growing in it, thanks to innovations in vertical growing. It is a growing trend in horticulture, and can also be of financial benefit, saving you money on buying fresh produce. A vertical wall of food …

Air Plants

Air Plants Care Instructions

Tillandsias have undoubtedly fascinated me ever since I first saw them. These “air plants” from the subtropical and tropical New World are simultaneously adorable and bizarre. With over 550 species and counting, deciding on which air plant to grow can be a daunting task. Luckily, air plants are easy to grow, and if you read …

A Windowsill for Cocktail Drink Garnishes

Kitchen windowsills or sunny spots on worktops and dining tables are the ideal places for edible houseplants, especially when growing crops that can be used as soon as they are picked. Culinary herbs are an obvious choice, but for something a little different, grow garnishes and flavourings for a home-grown cocktail party. Table of Contents …

Succulent Centrepiece

Plant a Succulent Container Garden

Succulents have naturally geometric shapes that lend themselves so well to being displayed in a configuration with a repeating pattern. This makes a tremendous low-maintenance centrepiece for a dining or kitchen table. The resulting display is fascinating when viewed as a whole, but its also entirely possible that dinner guests will get lost in admiring …

Salads and Hydroponics

How to Build a Hydroponic System at Home

Hydroponic systems are a way of growing plants without using soil or compost. They are becoming increasingly common in the agricultural industry and are used in the growing number of urban farms, but can also be incredibly useful for growing at home. Table of Contents What Does a Hydroponic System Look Like?Hydroponics at Their SimplestAdvantages …

Good Plants for an Office

For those who work in grey, lifeless offices filled with the hum of different technology and overhead strip lighting, it will come as no surprise to learn that these environments are dangerous for human health. However, by just introducing a few common house plants, it is possible to improve the air quality and create a …

A Christmas Plant Display

House plants come into their own in winter, when they bring real cheer and life to indoors compared with an often drab and dreary world outside. By putting a few carefully selected seasonal plants together in a large container, a stylish and annual display can be created very quickly. How much glitter and tinsel to …

A Child's Sensory Garden

Sensory Garden Plants

A stimulating sensory garden is undoubtedly an excellent way to teach children about plants. It can also be seen as an ingenious method of getting them interested in gardening as a whole. There are many types of sensory gardens, and a myriad of different ways of creating them, but overall, the more plants you use, …