Tag - Gardening tips

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 [...]

PLANT SURVIVAL GUIDE – FOR YOUR HOLIDAY

It’s a little nerve racking, you’ve sown, dug, planted, grown and now you’re going on that well deserved holiday - how will your plants survive? We go through this every year so let us pass on our own plant survival tips! THE NEIGHBOURS First point of call, knock on your neighbour’s door; a little visit from them with a watering can a couple of times a week will do wonders - just make sure you remember them as you’re stocking up [...]

NATURALISTIC PRAIRIE PLANTING COMBINATIONS

 When we think about prairie planting schemes we tend to look at the leaders in this area of design for inspiration and ideas. Designers such as Piet Oudulf, Nigel Dunnett and Dan Pearson have all showed it can be achievable to recreate the feel of the Native American prairies in a small space. Once established these planting schemes can provide long periods of interest. Require less watering and are drought resilient once established after their first two seasons. Also [...]