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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 [...]

TOP 5 ALTERNATIVES TO CUT FLOWERS FOR VALENTINES DAY

Fresh cut flowers are a beautiful, classic valentines gift. But their short life expectancy means they soon wilt and fade, so why not consider one of our top picks for a gift that will continue to grow and bloom long into your relationship.   Anthuriums With its heart-shaped leaf like spathe, the Anthurium makes a perfect valentines gift. You can enjoy bold coloured blooms for eight weeks, with the potential for year round re-blooming. Native to the tropical regions of the Americas, from [...]

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 [...]