Tag Archives: plants

Transform your balcony into a more welcoming and comfortable place

Having an open balcony is a real asset if you live in a flat or apartment, yet many people don’t make the most of this space. Read on for ideas about transforming your balcony into a welcoming and comfortable outdoor place.   Transformation Make your balcony welcoming by improving the flooring. Put down something warm… Read More »

How to use feng shui in your garden

Feng shui (fung-shoo-way) is an ancient Chinese philosophy about the changing flow of beneficial energy (qi or chi) which affects us and our families, our buildings and our gardens. Feng shui means ‘wind water’ in English. Using feng shui principles encourages vibrant and beneficial energy, neutralises bad energy and makes places and people feel good.… Read More »

Start indoor gardening with microgreens, bean sprouts and herbs

It’s quite possible to grow plants even if you don’t have any outdoor space. Some people call it indoor gardening and it’s fun, especially if you grow plants you can eat. Microgreens and bean sprouts Producing your own sprouts for salads, stir-fries and sandwiches is a doddle. They will sprout happily after being rinsed over… Read More »

Garden redesign – some tips on ideas, budget and scheduling

Whether you’ve just moved in or been there for years, it might be time for a garden redesign. You can move on from a tired-looking garden, creating somewhere you love, maximising space and making the inside and outside of the property all work together. Here are some tips as you pull together your thoughts, the… Read More »

Colour in the garden with plants and paint

Colour is everywhere Colour is everywhere in our world and, consciously or unconsciously, we respond to it. So, a bit of thought about colour in the garden won’t go amiss. The challenge Have you inherited a dull outdoor space? No problem. Keep your spirits up by adding a little colour, fast. Go straight to your… Read More »

Why water garden plants and pots?

Why water garden plants and pots? Plants are 90% water. They may need your help to get what they need, that is why we water garden plants and pots and why you need to know what’s what in watering. Plants need water to carry food from roots to shoots, to ‘breathe’ out from their leaves,… Read More »