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Top 7 Autumn Indoor Plants

Brighten up your indoor space with these 7 Autumn houseplants. 

Garden plants of the moment: Green Covering

If you’re short on space, with little time to garden, sempervivums, saxifrages and sedums are the perfect plants for you. Also known as houseleeks, rockfoil and stonecrop, they thrive on neglect and look great wherever they’re grown.

Indoor Style: Hippy Chic

Would you like to create a Hippy Chic style home to relax in after a day at work? A bohemian look full of patterns, pompoms and exotic flowers with tropical colours and animal influences. The Hippy Chic stye is hugely trendy right now so let your creative juices flow at home with jungle green and colourful accessories. Need some ideas? Try ours! 

What to do in the garden in October?

October is a last gorgeous blaze of warm colours – ripe red apples, orange pumpkins and glowing yellow leaves. In the garden, it’s time to gather the fruits of this year’s labour, get ready for winter and start planning for spring.

Houseplant of the month: Cymbidium

The Cymbidium is known for its striking size and appearance and therefore also referred to as ‘the King of the Orchids’. Its stem is hidden behind a forest of green leaves and its flower stems become rather heavy considering the number of flowers. When flowering, which it does for weeks, the Cymbidium becomes like a torch with pink, red, orange, purple, green, yellow or bicoloured flowers - sometimes paired with a desirable light odour.

Source: Thejoyofplants.co.uk
World Animal Day

World Animal Day helps to raise awareness of animal welfare all around the world. The aim is to make the whole world a better place for all animals, in all countries, where each and everyone is recognised as a sentient being and that everyone works towards celebrating animals no matter where they are. It’s a day to encourage everyone to understand animals and recognise the importance of our impact on the animal world.

DIY Ideas: pressing flowers

You can press flowers easily which helps to keep their lovely colour and shape for years to come. Once you have pressed them, they can be used in decoration for things such as homemade cards or pictures for a personalised display at home or gifts for friends. Imagine being able to save some of your most precious flowers from the garden to have indoors all year? The process is enjoyable as well. There are a few different ways to press flowers so here is the book pressing method. 

Guide to grow new plants from cuttings

If you enjoy plants, growing new plants from cuttings is a really easy way to enjoy getting even more plants for free. You can also divide plants and collect seeds which are all ways to make the most of what you already have and grow more of your favourites. Cuttings can be taken from many different plants and propagating in this way can have really good results, plus it is almost magical to see a new plant grow from a small cutting, so give it a go with our guide. 

Top 7 Plants for Student Rooms

Universities have started again so you might as well add some greenery to your, or someone else's, student room. It's rather simple and easy, but plants definitely bring life into a place. Moreover, plants tend to purify the air and help you study better! Here are our top plants for student rooms.

Celebrate Apple Day by preparing delicious home-made apple juice

Apple Day is all about spreading awareness of the environment and the season of Autumn along with a big appreciation of apples which are harvested around this time of year. There are many ways to enjoy apples from simply eaten off the tree to an apple crumble but why not prepare a delicious homemade apple juice with the apples from your trees. It is simply a refreshing and nutritious drink which is easy and satisfying to make. Make one glass of apple juice in ten minutes. 

Outdoor Style: City Gardens

You can get creative and design your own city garden with a few tips and ideas. You do not need to be restricted if you have a smaller urban space because the options are vast with many products on the market made specifically for city spaces and many new varieties of plants available for containers and small gardens. There are so many ways to design a stunning outdoor space from urban jungle style to formal, compact planting, patios to decking and a hammock under a tree, these ideas should get you started to design your own city garden.

How not to make a mountain out of molehills

When you’ve spent long hours creating your perfect lawn, the last thing you want to see is a whacking great molehill spoiling your handiwork. So to help, here’s the lowdown on garden moles and what to do about them.