Lifestyle

SOCIAL CLIMBERS

If houseplants make us happy, then climbing plants should make us ecstatic because they allow us to be ultra-creative with indoor greenery. Today we are looking at climbers, namely plants that require support to reach upwards; and climber/trailers, adaptable plants that can climb or trail downwards. Five advantages to growing climbers: 1) Versatility. Climbers can be grown up strings or wires, canes, moss poles, or even allowed to swathe internal walls. Climber/trailers can be grown upwards in the same way, or [...]

WINTER IN A JAR

Talking terrariums with Madeleine and Will from Jar and Fern… Ok, a jar and a few plants - what exactly is a ‘terrarium’? So terrariums were actually invented in 1827 by a London Doctor called Nathaniel Ward, although people had been keeping plants in jars as early as 500 BC. Dr Ward invented them pretty much by accident after monitoring the life cycle of caterpillars and moths in a closed jar which had a bit of soil in the base. Little [...]

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 [...]