General Tips

PLANTS FOR YOUR OFFICE AND WORK SPACES

Why does an office or workspace without plants feel so dull? Your workplace may have the best ergonomically designed furniture, the fastest computers, and yet it still can feel like it is lacking something vital. If it feels sterile, static and just not right, then it may be because nothing changes. Adding plants to the work environment adds that missing element, this is a great way to give your workspace that vibrant makeover. Plants are living, constantly moving and changing. [...]

POTTED POTATOES

I say potatoes and you think allotments. You say potatoes and I say containers. Let’s not ‘call the whole thing off,’ but instead look at successfully nurturing potatoes in pots and bags. Growing potatoes in containers makes sense. As well as taking up less space, it also means that you don’t need to do any digging, ground preparation or weeding. Your crop is less vulnerable to diseases and pest damage -and they will be easier to harvest. Home-grown, new potatoes add [...]

PUTTING YOUR GARDEN TO BED

  The first hoarfrost in the garden is always the most beautiful, even if it signals the creeping hand of winter. Although we have had some icy nights the weather hasn’t lived up to the more alarmist predictions published in the popular press. The mildness of the season means that I still have the occasional rose coming in to bloom in my garden, and the tub of Pelargoniums by my back door remains pretty colourful. So if, like me, you haven’t [...]