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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, [...]

TOP 4 PLANTS TO BUILD YOUR TERRARIUM

Terrariums are becoming increasingly popular. A fantastically creative way to liven up room, they are perfect for the London gardener, especially if gardening space is limited. The miniature landscapes require little care and gardening know-how whilst providing a world of options to their builder and caregiver! The minute glass jars and globes even create their own eco-system once built, watering themselves through collected condensation. To celebrate the launch of our Terrarium workshops this October we have rounded up a list of [...]