It is officially cold, the clocks are soon to go back, and you know at least one person who has started their Christmas shopping. Whether you’re in total denial or revelling in knitwear and glasses of red wine, now’s the time to start preparing your plants for cooler weather.
Mental health programmes with nature at their core are both effective and ‘excellent value for money,’ says independent research carried out by Leeds Beckett and Essex University, in collaboration with the Wildlife Trust.
Demand for succulents has grown exponentially in the last few years, particularly in China where possession of rare succulents is considered a marker of status. We’re here to clear up some common misconceptions about this broad group of plants, and answer some of your questions!
With Summer holidays coming up, some of you may be panicking about what to do with your plant collection. Short periods of neglect shouldn’t be a problem for the majority of indoor plants, but longer periods (say 1 to 2 weeks) might require some forethought.
They're questions oft-typed into google: 'can a plant eat a human?' and 'how do carnivorous plants work?' The answer to the former is 'not as far as we know,' but the latter is a little more complicated.
Memories of outdoor plants dying on Summer holidays have given us a skewed perception of how much water houseplants need. We think we're being attentive when we give our plants a drink, and it's the first thing we do if our plant isn't looking quite right. Read on to learn about the dangers of overwatering, as well as how to prevent it!