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Common Ways To Murder Your Plants And How To Save Them

Common Ways To Murder Your Plants And How To Save Them

Water Torture Let us set the scene. A chirpy little plant has caught your eye and you've taken it home, moved it 17 times in the past twenty minutes and you're now admiring it lovingly. Your very own plant! Maybe it needs some water...bit more...bit more. You're supposed to water them every day right?  Err...no, would be the short answer. Water needs of different plants vary hugely. Some orchids for example (notoriously fussy, but probably just loved to death in truth) only need two ice cubes worth of water a week. Not a lot hey! Research your plant and its...

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Plant of the Month: Alocasia AKA Spiderman Plant!

Plant of the Month: Alocasia AKA Spiderman Plant!

The more I delved into the heritage of the Alocasia sanderiana, the more nicknames I found for this striking plant! Although, I am still rather fond of my own suggestion, The Spiderman Plant! With dramatic foliage that appears almost metallic, this Alocasia has jet-black leaves, etched with white veins. This plant is modern, sleek and everything the haters don’t expect a houseplant to be! In it’s native Philippines, the Alocasia sanderiana is sadly marked as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), however many shorter growing clones have made their way to European shores, and into...

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Win A BloomBox Kokedama Kit!

Win A BloomBox Kokedama Kit!

Living ornaments - hanging ones at that - are possibly the most on trend thing right now. Well, if you're on trend (or you know, a normal person who likes nice things!) then you will love our Kokedama Kit.  Everything you need to make your own little hanging houseplant. We love them, so much in fact that we are going to give one away for one lucky winner. Just sign up to our mailing list or if you are already on the list you can share this competitions post from our Facebook page (it's the pinned post) and we will put...

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Indoor Outdoor Plants and the In-between Garden

Indoor Outdoor Plants and the In-between Garden

In-between gardens and the indoor-outdoor plants! I am constantly stimulated by new ideas when it comes to gardening and the plant world, and am particularly keen on finding ways to make the growing world easier to understand and appreciate. I’ve been busy putting together a new concept, which I shall name ‘the in between garden’! At the same time, I have also spent a bit of time exploring how there can be more similarities between gardening inside and outside than you’d expect.  But first.. What’s an indoor-outdoor plant? When beginners first come into the gardening world, they’re often flummoxed by...

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Our Summer Outdoors Box Review

Our Summer Outdoors Box Review

I’m Mr Plant Geek, the guy who is curating every single box of plants that leaves the Bloombox Club HQ! Here’s some more info on where your plants can go, and why I’ve chosen them for you. Small Outdoor Box: This selection is one of my favourites so far. It’s stylish and mysterious, with black flowers against accents of blue and white. The mix will work in a sunny or partly position, either all in one container, or as part of a border scheme. Blue Fescue (Festuca glauca ‘Elijah Blue’) What a handsome plant this is! The grassy swards of...

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