Category: Plants

  • Spider plants

    [amazon asin=B00BBFZBTS&template=Image]Spider plants (Chlorophytum comosum) are reliable, companionable and easy to keep plants. Popular in the 70s and 80s, they are now seeing a well deserved revival. They’re quick growing, putting out wiry stems in the spring and summer which have small white flowers. Spider plants self propagate, producing baby plantlets that are easy to…

  • How to take cuttings from a Spider Plant

    Easy peasy. Snip the babies off at the end of the long stalk and either root them in water or soil/compost. Water is the quickest way to get roots, and you simply submerge the bottom of the spider plant cutting for a few weeks.

  • Best plants for the bathroom

    Plants tend to like humidity so it makes sense to grow some in your bathroom. On the other hand, it’s often a room with higher temperatures and lower levels of light than the rest of the house, which makes it important to choose the correct plant.

  • How to grow orchids

    [amazon asin=B00AFXIOXW&template=Image]Orchids are absolutely beautiful, and make great indoor plants. They can withstand the dry heat of central heating, and so suit a warm room (a bedroom or lounge). If you’re a new gardener, start by [amazon asin=B00AFXIOXW&text=buying a plant] from a garden centre. They cost around £10-£20 ish. This will probably sound expensive, but…