Tag - urban gardening

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 [...]

Outdoor flower pots for small garden, patio or terrace

Urban Gardening Experts on Getting the Most from Small Spaces

Outdoor space is in short supply in the city and it can be hard to imagine how you could indulge your passion for greenery on a balcony the size of a postage stamp. With the right expertise, however, it’s actually surprisingly easy to convert your tiny urban space into a leafy wonderland. From using the space in unexpected ways to giving your plants that little extra care they need to make them thrive, there are plenty of small things [...]

The Beautiful little seedlings in cups close up.

Create a Low Maintenance Garden: Top Advice for City Dwellers

Few things in life match the wonderful feeling of relaxing in a pretty garden at the end of a long day. For many of us, however, having a perfectly tended garden feels like just another thing we can’t fit into our busy lives. This is especially true if you live in the city, where the ‘garden’ is often made up of little more than a small patio or even just a balcony. Despite this, creating a low maintenance garden [...]