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SPRING AWAKENING: BULBS IN CONTAINERS

If your image of potted bulbs is a bowl of splaying hyacinths plonked in the middle Auntie Joan’s sideboard then it is time you took a fresh look at planting bulbs in containers. Growing bulbs in containers has many advantages. These include: 1) You can enjoy the detail and fragrance up close. This is especially true for small forms with delicate flowers.   2)  It’s an easy, economical way to add colour. If space is limited, you can still cram pots full of [...]

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 [...]