Tag - inspiration

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 [...]

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 [...]

5 Trendy Houseplants and How to Care for Them

What are the hottest houseplants of 2017? Rachel from Alexandra Palace Garden Centre, shares her top picks. The 'pass it on plant' Pilea peperomioides, commonly known as the Chinese Money Plant, has simple lily-pad-like leaves on fine stalks that look perfect in a modern Scandi office or home. A few years ago the Chinese Money Plant was almost impossible to get hold of, and ‘passing along’ the offshoots they produce, was the only way to obtain one – giving it the nickname [...]