Tag - Christmas

CORNUCOPIA OF CORNUS

Commonly known as the Dogwood the Cornus is a group of botanically diverse plants with a lot of year round interest to add to any planting design. Planted on mass they can be used to give winter and spring interest with their vivid stem colour. There are two species which are alba and sibirica. Dogwood are vigorous growing shrubs reaching 4 to 6 foot in high depending on variety. Dogwoods prefer a sunny position in moisture retentive soils. The second year after planting [...]

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 [...]

TOP TIPS ON DECORATING YOUR TREE

Whether you have already picked your pine or you are debating which spruce to seek out …it is almost time to tart up your tree! (if you are unsure of what you are looking for head over to our ‘How to pick your tree’ blogpost for tips and tricks first).   The festive season will soon be upon us and we understand the importance of getting into the Christmas spirit by decorating the house and where better to start than the [...]