Everlasting love – Valentine

Grow everlasting love this Valentine by giving your loved one seeds or plants of cut and come again blooms for the garden. Buy your loved on a new border this Valentines Day. Heart-shaped borders will be a constat reminder of your undying love. Alternatively you could share the joy of growing by giving a collection Read More

O Christmas tree

Create a traditional atmosphere and set your nose a tingle with a real pine-fresh Christmas tree.  Freshly cut trees won’t litter your carpet with prickly needles if you care for them properly, so if you’ve had a bad experience in the past and since opted for artificial, put it behind you and get real – Read More

Flowers for Easter

Easter is both a religious and celebration that spring has arrived. The time when we are reminded that new life is all around us, from playful lambs and birds nesting and singing to trees bursting into leaf. Spring flowers are also starting to bloom, so it’s no wonder that we find ourselves in the mood Read More

Graham’s Lenten Rose challenge

Coinciding with Lent and the build up to Easter celebrations, Graham Strong and his wife Sally have been rummaging through the masses of Lenten roses that they have planted in their garden hoping to find that they have a new, highly prized hybrid that they can dig up and divide and maybe share with friends Read More

Happy Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is the day for giving thanks for all the things our mothers do for us. And what better way to say, “I love you” than with flowers. You will make Mother’s Day all the more special for her though, if you give a gift from the heart that you’ve lovingly created yourself… Fleshy, Read More

Happy Chinese New Year

In 2020 it is the Year of Metal Rat, which according to the Chinese, has characteristics of an animal with spirit, wit, alertness, delicacy, flexibility and vitality. The Chinese New Year arrives 25 January 2020 and as always it’s a great excuse to party. 2019 was the Year of the Brown Earth Pig who reigns Read More

Valentine Day – time for romance!

Before you buy a bunch of roses for your Valentine, it’s a good idea to know what message you’re sending. Red roses are considered to be the symbol of love and passion and the favourite flower of Venus – the Goddess of Love. Purple roses signify love at first sight whilst coral and orange roses Read More

Christmas ‘treecycle’ ideas

The tradition when you’re supposed to take down the tree and all of your decorations is Twelfth Night, which marks the Epiphany, which is the day when the Three Wise Men visited the baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph in Bethlehem, and the official end of Christmas celebrations. Folklore says, that if you miss this deadline, Read More

The Christmas Star

Houseplants make great gifts and are the must-have decoration for Christmas. They are in the shops now and you’ll find that poinsettias or Euphorbia pulcherrima especially, are not too expensive to add to your weekly grocery bill. Plants are usually priced according to the number of blooms – the more blooms, the more expensive the plant Read More

Christmas kisses

Christmas wouldn’t be the same, without a few stolen kisses under the mistletoe, so make sure you have plenty of this aphrodisiac plant around the house. Mistletoe was traditionally used to ban evil spirits, bring good luck and give great blessings so hang it over the front door to ensure that you exchange a friendly Read More