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What are the Best House Plants?

Growing plants inside can be every bit as challenging as tending your garden but is just as rewarding. It’s time to rediscover indoor plants. Plants have a few basic needs. They must receive light to photosynthesise and produce energy. Plus, they must have water, they must have nutrients, and many must have soil to anchor …

Hanging Garden Pots

Indoor Hanging Basket Plants

Bathrooms, with their warm, humid atmosphere, make an ideal place to keep a houseplant. It will help to remove some of the moisture in the air. Subsequently, less frequent watering is necessary; a win-win situation! However, there can often be a smaller surface and floor space. The solution is to hang the plants from the …

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, …

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 …

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. Trachelospermum Asiaticum ‘Pink Showers’ The first ever evergreen Star Jasmine with pink scented Flowers; now available to UK gardeners. This …

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. Pineapple (Ananas comosus) It is possible to buy ornamental pineapples that …

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. Tail Flower (Anthurium …

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 …