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Join the 1970s house plants revolution

1970s houseplants - aspidistra and spider plant

I was part of the original 1970s house plants movement. When I first left home, house plants were as essential as having a coffee mug, a Habitat plate and Pink Floyd's Dark Side of The…

November 5th, 2017 - Container gardening

How to make a terrarium that won’t die in 6 weeks

Me and my terrarium.

The terrarium is back in fashion. You probably last saw one in the 1970s, gathering dust in Great-aunt Agatha's musty Victorian interior. Now you might expect to find them in hipster home stores, or on…

September 24th, 2017 - Container gardening, Gardening know how

What you really need to know about creating a roof garden…

Tips for securing plants on a roof terrace

This week I visited the roof garden at John Lewis in Oxford Street, designed by Tony Woods. Tony is a former RHS Young Designer of the Year. He and his team, Garden Club London, specialise…

August 20th, 2017 - Container gardening, Garden style & living, Town gardens

The best plants for amazingly low maintenance garden pots

Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah' for a low-maintenance garden pot

What are 'low maintenance garden pots'? After all, how low can you go? Can you go away on holiday for a fortnight without asking anyone to water your pots? Er, no. Not unless you invest…

May 21st, 2017 - Container gardening

Orchid care – how to stop feeling guilty and love your orchid

Easy tips for orchid care

Do you feel guilty about orchid care? Have you been given a potted orchid which did look beautiful for weeks? And do you now have a sad little transparent pot full of dried-up roots, with…

April 23rd, 2017 - Container gardening, Garden style & living

Your best garden pots ever – 6 tips for brilliant container gardening

Thriller, spiller, filler container planting

What's the secret of stunning garden pots? Expensive containers? Choosing the right plants? Having an artistic eye for arrangement? Maybe. But we've all seen wonderful displays of common plants in quite ordinary pots, so it's…

May 29th, 2016 - Container gardening

Love your pots! 25 inspiring & practical ideas for container gardens

Contrast shapes and theme colours when arranging pots and tubs.

Container gardens  and pots create instant impact in your garden. You can grow any plant in a pot. You can use a pot as a focal point, to add instant colour or to grow plants that…

July 26th, 2015 - Container gardening