November brings its own share of challenges to the garden-lover. You might have to arouse your passion in order to overcome dreary surroundings. Drizzle, mist, frost and dark hours at both ends of the day contrive to banish garden activity to memory apart from weekends and non-working days of course. Here's seven ideas to brighten up your life at a tricky time of year - late autumn.
If you are reading a piece about terrariums, the chances are that you already have a house plant or two. Maybe you already have dozens of planty companions at home. But have you taken that experimental step and tried planting into a terrarium? They used to be called bottle gardens before we used posh words for the same sort of thing. Here's why terrariums are on trend and how to use them: