Kew Orchid Festival
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew are currently hosting their 23rd annual Orchid Festival. You’ll find an array of colourful orchids, inside the Princess of Wales Conservatory at Kew, until Sunday 11th March 2018, when the Orchid Festival closes for another year. I hope that you can make it to Kew to see this impressive orchid spectacle during the next couple of weeks!
Now that the Christmas decorations have been taken down, if you find yourself wondering how to add a renewed freshness to your home, if you dream of an energising, yet relaxing sanctuary, then you might wish to consider growing some new houseplants and bringing some living greenery to your home.
It’s best to work with the conditions that your home can provide.
I love bringing nature indoors; vases of flowers, pretty stones and all manner of leaves, bark and pinecones are welcome in my house at any time of year. I enjoy house plants, but I especially love creating bottle gardens or terrariums. Terrariums are fun to plant up either by yourself, with a friend, or with children or a disabled or house-bound friend or relation.
This is a follow on post from an article I have written for Vantage Point magazine on terrariums. On the 25th September 2014, I planted both the BiOrbAir and a traditional terrarium, hoping to inspire Vantage Point readers to plant a terrarium. This was the start of my long-term BiOrbAir trial and review – something I am just so excited about!
I love creating terrariums and bottle gardens! Here’s a list of plants that are suitable for terrarium growing, I hope this will help you if you decide to set up your own terrarium or bottle garden, vivarium, or orchidarium!
This time of year is so evocative and reflective, with morning mist and an array of autumn colour adding to the beauty of the garden. With shorter days, time is of the essence, there is much to do and enjoy in your garden this month!
It’s the ideal time to plant any beautiful, hardy plants that you’ve had your eye on at your local nursery or garden centre.