Is the current plant trend actually putting plants at risk?

Oh my gosh. I have spent the weekend feeling extremely upset after a day’s shopping. It’s not because I’d expired my credit card limit, it’s because all I witnessed were expired indoor plants. It was incredible to see this Sansevieria wilting on a shop shelf. Sansevieria are known as being remarkably drought resistant. Plants, and…

Gardening in Florida; An Idiot’s Self Taught Journey

I can see it now…my own little tropical paradise. Birds of paradise, tropical hibiscus, bougainvillea, plumeria. A feeling of a relaxing Caribbean vacation when I step outside my front door. Growing up in the Michigan countryside, so many fantasies were conjured in my mind when I found out I was relocating to beautiful and sunny…

Do you dare to wear?

Who would have thought the safe and cosy life of the plant world could be so downright RUDE?  However, the slogans of these shiny new t-shirts are actually the REAL botanical names for plants! The Carry On-esque selection includes eye openers such as ‘Rubus cockburnianus’, ‘Lilium superbum’ and ‘Clitoria ternatea’! All t-shirts come in a choice of 17 bang-on trend…

10 different beard and hair looks courtesy of Pioneer Beards

Well over a year ago (when I had quite a respectable beard), I was given some beard products from the guys at Pioneer Beards. I tested out some oil and some balm! Now, I’d been used to a certain fragrant and luscious product from Lush, so it took me a while to convert… However, I soon…

The ban on gnomes by the Garden Ninja

In the second of the series of blogs covering the story of the gnome, guest blogger ‘The Garden Ninja’ explores why gnomes attract haters…!  “Why are gnomes under threat? Gardening has always been a serious hobby; taking time, effort, some horticultural skill and patience. Commercial garden centres have over taken many of the local nurseries and…

The history of the gnome by the Garden Ninja

Guest blogger, Lee (a.k.a The Garden Ninja!) delves into the history of the gnome! “Garden gnomes are often seen as lovable. The brightly-coloured, terracotta models stand steadfast in gardens all year, just like its summer every day. My hazy childhood gardening memories are filled with explorations of neighbouring gardens trying to find gnomes, or racing around…

Are these the sexiest new plants for 2014…?

Are these the sexiest new plants for 2014…? Now here are some plants that have their own allure, well… in all honesty, they’re damn right sexy! From the velvety black tones of Petunia ‘Black Night’ to the seductive pink of Fuchsia ‘Pink Elephant’; each of these plants has a certain ‘je ne sais’!