Give the gift you would like to receive

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Well, that time of year has arrived where we are all running gifting ideas through our head, on things we’d like to receive and what to give to others. This can be quite a daunting task and if you are stuck on  what to get someone else, think of some of the things you’d like to get yourself.
Sometimes that can …


Warming up indoors

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Many gardeners are soon to make their way indoors. Planting season is slowly coming to an end and it is time to move warmer quarters. Once all of your fall planting and pruning is done it is time to find something to do inside. This is a great time of year to have a good look at some …


Wildflowers on the decline

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According to new research, it has become apparent that wildflowers in the UK are  disappearing.
A study done by the Centre for Hydrology and Ecology looked at semi wild land in the UK over a period of 17 years. The make-up of each area of land changed greatly over this period of time. Most of these areas of land have lost …


Miniature Luxuries

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At this time of year we are all yearning for a little time for ourselves, yet the workload and responsibilities just seem to be piling up. Summer vacations so far in the future, that there is no worth mentioning them.
This does not mean we have to simply hunker down and accept the gloomier side of things! There are other ways …


Staying Optimisitic with Flowers

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The world of fashion has a way of looking forward to the future, the runways are already decked out in preparation for spring. Flowers were a hit this summer season, but there popularity is not going to taper off next spring. Our outfits will be in bloom along with our gardens!
Enormous floral accessories first became popular, when Carrie Bradshaw adorned …


Sshhhh! Autumn is just around the bend…

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Even though the sun is shining and memories are still fresh from the holidays, the cool chilly days of autumn are just around the corner. For those who love the warm days of summer, this is something that may even be a bit difficult to acknowledge.
The flowers are a good cure for many ailments, especially if you are experiencing some …


Britain in Bloom, it’s not just about the flowers

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Britain in Bloom has almost become a cut-throat competition, it is an event that is not taken lightly.
The results of the competition are beautiful, blooming and colourful flowers. But this beauty is the result of a lot of hard work and commitment. It is quite the task to get a town or city blooming, gardens can easily sabotaged by pests …


Gerbera Delight!

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The gerbera is a flower that is often overlooked. Its bright colours and open blooms just seem to exude happiness.
The gerbera is closely related to the sunflower and belongs to the same family. It is a very popular plant and is most often used as a garden plant or in cut flower arrangements.
After the rose, carnation, chrysanthemum and tulip the …


Flowers Either Blooming or Glowing at Night

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The notion of flowers blooming at night is not one that is new, yet it can seem entirely pointless at times. You come to wonder what purpose they can possibly serve by blooming so late.
But night-blooming flowers do really serve the purpose they have been given. They are not pollinated by bees, but by other nocturnal creatures.
In the modern world …


Taking Better Care of Potted Plants

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When I have a beautiful plant or bouquet of flowers, I am never really sure where to put them in the house, whether or not they will get too much or too little sunlight.
The east side of a house or apartment is ideal for flowers and plants, which do not require a lot of sunlight. Just because a flower does …