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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 [...]

The Ultimate Bulb Planting Guide (and How to Deter Those Pesky Squirrels)

Pre-planting tip Buy bulbs from reputable garden centres (ahem) this October for the best choice and remember to plant October for daffodils and in November for tulips. Design tip Choose two colours, then select several different bulb types and varieties of just these two colours. The limited colour pallet will give your display a sense of calm and unity, but the many varieties of bulb will create interest. Preparation of soil Most hardy bulbs originate from the Mediterranean, where they enjoy warm, [...]

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 [...]