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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 [...]

KOKEDAMA – A QUICK GUIDE

Kokedama in English, literally means  "moss ball" and is a ball of soil, covered with moss, on which an ornamental plant grows. The idea has its origins in Japan, where it is a combination of both bonsai and kusamono planting styles.   Kokodama encapsulates the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi-sabi, which can be explained as an appreciation of nature’s imperfections and the transience of natural beauty. Characteristics of Wabi-sabi include simplicity, warmth, earthy, irregular, rough, natural, acceptance and observation. Like Bonsai Kokedama [...]

TOP 5 ALTERNATIVES TO CUT FLOWERS FOR VALENTINES DAY

Fresh cut flowers are a beautiful, classic valentines gift. But their short life expectancy means they soon wilt and fade, so why not consider one of our top picks for a gift that will continue to grow and bloom long into your relationship.   Anthuriums With its heart-shaped leaf like spathe, the Anthurium makes a perfect valentines gift. You can enjoy bold coloured blooms for eight weeks, with the potential for year round re-blooming. Native to the tropical regions of the Americas, from [...]