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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 [...]

KEEP YOUR ROBINS ROCKIN’

STEP INTO THEIR CLAWS If you’re a bird in winter these are your problems - there’s hardly any food about; your water supply becomes a block of ice; there are less places to hide as half the leaves have dropped and your predators are even hungrier; oh, and it’s minus degrees and all you’ve got to keep warm in is your own body fat - which means you’ve got to find food, expose yourself to predators, keep near to your flock, [...]

BULBS FOR BEES, SCENT AND STYLE

Don’t wait until a depressing February morning to wish you’d popped in a few crocus, embrace the slide into autumn now by grabbing your spring bulbs and getting them into your gardens and pots. We’ve put together some of our favourite bulbs into combinations for various styles, feeding the bees and difficult shady spots. All of these are available at Capital Gardens now so feel free to grab a member of the team to help you get bulb ready. When [...]