Lifestyle

PICKING THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS TREE

Christmas rolls around only once a year and we understand the importance of picking the perfect tree. But with so many varieties, sizes and shapes on offer – where do you start, and what should you look for? Our tree expert Rachel Patey at Capital Gardens, has put together a handy guide to help navigate both newcomers and seasoned experts through the joy of Christmas tree shopping: Picking the tree variety… One for families… Our Fir varieties (Nordman, Fraser and Noble) may [...]

The Heron Hawker step-by-step guide to open Terrariums

If you’re the sort of gardener that only remembers to water every once in a while, then an open terrarium could be for you! Unlike a closed terrarium, where moisture-loving plants such as Fittonia and Ferns thrive, open Terrariums offer a drier environment, perfect for succulents and cacti that require low maintenance. We spoke to our friends Heron Hawker to get their step-by-step guide on building an open terrarium. You’ll need… A glass bowl or jar Slate, sand or gravel Cactus soil Your choice [...]

Yummy Choc Chip Beetroot Muffins!

CHOCOLATE CHIP BEETROOT MUFFINS (VEGAN) At Capital Gardens, we think there’s nothing more rewarding than being able to make the most of lovingly home-grown veg and this chocolate chip beetroot muffin recipe is perfect for the chilly autumn weather. We promise you won’t be able to taste the beetroot! The pureed veg simply adds sweetness and colour to the muffins. Think healthy red velvet cupcakes! – perfect for a post gardening cup of tea or post party pudding. Vegan and gluten [...]