1. Festive foliage for free! Gather your own Christmas wreaths and swags

    All things bright and beautiful. Free festive foliage decorations

    It’s just about time to deck the halls because the month of December is less than a week away. You will need to put 'decorations' near the top of the 'to do list'!  It is, of course, very easy to purchase ready-made door wreaths, rings and swags but you might be missing out on some fun! Stepping out to gather festive foliage really gets you in the mood for Christmas and it need not take as long as you might think.  There are dozens of plants that you can use for making Christmas decorations. In fact the gardens and hedgerows are teaming with twigs, leaves and berries that can all make Christmas bright and beautiful. You can harvest for free this festive season! Read more
  2. Christmas gifts for gardeners and garden lovers!

    Christmas gifts to make gardeners happy!

    Need to buy Christmas gifts for gardeners? These people are surely the easiest folk to please during the festive season. Why? Because they generally love anything planty. What’s more, they appreciate tools; outdoor clothing; soothing hand creams, books about gardens, wooden things and natural products… and much more. A love of gardens opens up a whole world of possibility when it comes to gifts. Read more
  3. What is Feng Shui and how do we use it in our homes and gardens?

    What is Feng Shui and how does it affect us?

    The mystery of feng shui is easily unravelled once you peel back the layers of language and ideas. What is feng shui? And how does a feng shui novice use it in their home and garden? The concept is simple and can be reduced to the basic feeling of being comfortable within a space. You have probably noticed how your surroundings can make you react. For example, most of us have a preference when it comes to choosing a table at which to sit within a café.  We like to have a view of our surroundings and to have easy access. The same principles can be applied to a home. Read more
  4. Jungle fever shows no sign of slowing down. The trend for house plants continues.

    Jungle fever spreads within interior design

    There’s no doubt about it, jungle fever is spreading like a delightfully twining virus. The interior design trend for the urban jungle-look has taken a firm hold and it shows no sign of wilting.  The jungle theme, so it seems, is here to stay.   In fact, as we move through the seasons from summer into winter, people tend to strengthen the desire for tropical-style rooms. They are achieved with the use of exotic vegetation, living walls, horticulture-themed fabrics, splashes of colour and wallpapers. It appears that as we close doors on the cold outdoors we are now choosing to luxuriate in the sensation of warm and mysterious tropical jungles. Read more