Tag Archives: winter

7 simple super ways with a festive rattan plant pot

By | November 27, 2017

A rattan plant pot could make your winter holidays a great deal easier! Don’t just use them for houseplants or plants out on the terrace or patio. Decorate them with some tinsel and baubles, even fairy lights, and you can use them in a whole host of ways throughout December and on into January. Our… Read More »

Protecting plants from winter’s cold, wet weather

By | November 22, 2017

Protecting plants which are young or tender against the cold and wet of winter will make the most of your hard work through the year.  Read about the easy steps you can take. Protecting plants – keep them dry! Purpose made ‘pot feet’ or bricks under patio pots protects them and the roots of plants… Read More »

Get outside with a rug and patio heater

By | November 19, 2017

Although we’ve had one or two frosts, this autumn has been remarkably mild. Roses are still in bloom in many places and, amazingly, sweet peas are in flower in some Scottish gardens facing the North Sea. The autumnal leaves are looking good, though we’re losing them quickly now, and the berries are gleaming. The garden… Read More »

Christmas cacti – how to make a good show

By | November 5, 2017

Christmas cacti with their fountains of white, pink, red or purple flowers are a familiar sight in the winter. They are always admired, especially by people without green fingers, but it’s really not hard to produce this wonderful display. You just have to follow the rules. Forest cacti from Brazil Unlike the desert cacti we… Read More »

Winter interest is our aim for garden containers now!

By | September 27, 2017

Winter interest in containers can come from flowers or foliage, and lifts my spirits on grey winter days. So this week I am on a mission to prepare containers that I can enjoy through to spring. Join me? Flowers for winter interest Spring flowering bulbs are all-round-winners in containers and baskets. Plant dwarf or compact… Read More »

How to spring clean and care for your rattan furniture

By | February 21, 2017

It’s time to spring clean your rattan garden furniture! We’re in that undecided period of the year when it’s far from clear whether it’s spring or whether it’s winter. There’s evidence on both sides. On the side of Spring – snowdrops, daffodils, birds singing, earlier sunrise, later sunset. On the side of Winter – snow,… Read More »