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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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Plant Of The Month: Zebra Plant

Plant Of The Month: Zebra Plant

Here’s a plant with both an exciting common and latin name! The Zebra Plant is so-called for it’s striped foliage, and in Latin it’s known as Aphelandra, a word that trips off the tongue beautifully! In it’s native habitat, Aphelandra can become a huge, sprawling shrub, almost like the Yellow Hydrangea of the rainforest! In the home, plants stay much smaller and easier to find a space for, looking particularly handsome on a shelf or sideboard. The foliage is exciting and shiny, and the later flowers appear in banana yellow. The flowers you see are actually bracts (coloured leaves), with...

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Mr Plant Geek Asks - Is It OK To Throw Away Plants?

Mr Plant Geek Asks - Is It OK To Throw Away Plants?

When your plant gets struck down with the most awful of illnesses, do you choose to treat or throw….? Is throwing a plant is the bin cruel, and should you be desperately trying to save its life even when the prognosis isn’t good.. I am forever having such emotional wrangles when it comes to plants. So, is it ok to just throw away plants? What about when your annuals finish blooming? Do you leave them to squeeze out the very last of the blooms during September, or do you allow them to go to the big plant graveyard in the...

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