Lifestyle

GET YOUR BARBECUE GRILLING READY

It’s getting to that time of year where we can finally enjoy the long summer evenings, friends and family get together’s’ and of course the traditional outdoor barbecuing! Alfresco cooking and dining has become a quintessential British summer past time and it is showing no signs of changing. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love sitting in the garden, barbecue on the go, drink in hand and enjoying everything the warm weather has to offer. Now, that’s not saying that you [...]

KOKEDAMA – A QUICK GUIDE

Kokedama in English, literally means  "moss ball" and is a ball of soil, covered with moss, on which an ornamental plant grows. The idea has its origins in Japan, where it is a combination of both bonsai and kusamono planting styles.   Kokodama encapsulates the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi-sabi, which can be explained as an appreciation of nature’s imperfections and the transience of natural beauty. Characteristics of Wabi-sabi include simplicity, warmth, earthy, irregular, rough, natural, acceptance and observation. Like Bonsai Kokedama [...]

All About Airplants

Air Plants were popular in the 1970’s and now it’s time for their revival! They come from Central and South America, and their common name is Tillandsia. Air plants grow on trees, but they’re not parasites. They grow without soil and their roots are just for attaching the plant to the tree, but not for absorbing water and minerals. Instead, water and nutrients are absorbed by things called trichomes, little fuzzy scales that are all over the plant. Tillandsia belongs to the same family [...]