Foliage plant of the moment Nandina ‘Blush Pink’: Plant of the Month

Every so often, a plant comes along that makes you question whether it’s actually real or not! Nandina ‘Blush Pink’ seems like some mythical being with it’s unusual pink leaves, which later transform to pillar box red. It’s an incredible show off. Well, as the saying goes ‘if you’ve got it, flaunt it’… Nandina is…

10 reasons this bird food will make your birds happy!

The choice of bird food on the shelf in the garden centre can be bewildering, and not to mention expensive. And, did you know that some mixes are stuffed with cheap filler ingredients which only keep the pigeons happy? Why not invest in a premium, balanced mix that will satisfy all our feathered friends through…

10 reasons why you should grow an insect eating plant!

Insect-eating plants have always been a fascination of mine, and they are often the first plant that children want to grow. However, the Venus Fly Trap is usually the chosen one. But, have you ever seen a Pitcher Plant?? Yes, it’s a real plant, not just an extra from the Little Shop of Horrors! I’m…

5 unusual christmas gifts for plant lovers

With plants having their moment right now, there are so many interesting and unique christmas gifts for the plant lover in your life! From a book called ‘Prick’ to sneakers made of algae, you’ll be amazed by this selection! Here’s my pick of the hottest Christmas gifts! Cactus Push Pins Dull drawing pins can stay…

Unusual gifts for gin lovers this Christmas!

The popularity of gin is rising and rising, and you’ve no doubt got a few gin lovers on your Christmas shopping list this year! But, there’s only so much gin you can drink (you may disagree!) so why not consider one of these unusual gin-themed gifts? From lip balm to bath salts, make your own…