Merging indoors and outdoors and making the garden into a second home is a popular trend. Calla Lily, Campanula, Cockscomb, Balloon Flower and Lily fit perfectly with this: fabulous houseplants that can be placed both inside and outside and hence join the two together in a natural way.   The variety of colours and shapes is overwhelming, but very different depending on the species. Campanula and Balloon Flower (Platycodon) mainly come in blue, white and pink, was lilies are widely… Read more »

  A complimentary signature cocktail has become a popular wedding trend, no better way to pretty them up than with fresh flowers.  Choose a single bright bloom to float along with matching table decor to liven up your drinks reception.  Need more inspiration?  Visit our ‘signature cocktails’ board on Pinterest.

  To brighten up a hotel wedding reception, coloured table linens are a great way to carry your floral theme through the room.  Coloured tablecloths, napkins, and runners are available to hire or buy and can transform your wedding decor.  See more inspiration on our ‘table linens’ board on Pinterest.

Cheerful, colourful, tropical and blessed with extraordinary appearances: the Bromeliad has long been the most exotic beauty amongst the houseplants.   The Bromeliad range is diverse and colourful. The best-known species are Guzmania and Vriesea, whereby Guzmania blooms concentrically and Vriesea always has a somewhat flat inflorescence. The leaves are always smooth and usually green, but there are also variegated varieties. They both come in a wide range of colours and in various sizes. There are even botanical varieties of… Read more »

Potted bulbs give you a feeling of spring. They’re flowers that emerge from their bulbs bursting with energy and colour. In February it’s often still too cold to see the bulbs that you planted in the garden in autumn emerge from the ground. But there’s a handy solution to this: potted bulb products, which are widely available in February thanks to the grower’s skill.  Potted bulbs bring an early spring to the garden and the living room. When the first warm… Read more »

  The buzzword for design in 2017 is ‘greenery’!  And the best way to incorporate the trend into wedding florals is with lots of trailing foliage.  Green wedding garlands and table runners are a huge trend in weddings, great value for all seasons too!  Find lots more inspiration on our ‘table runners’ board on Pinterest.

The attractive shape, strong look and easy care makes Ficus very suitable for students, offices, public spaces and plant lovers with little time or a lack of green fingers!   Beautiful leaves and an attractive structure make Ficus one of the most popular houseplants and indoor trees around. The plant is a member of the Moraceae (mulberry) family, which also includes the fig, rubber plant and hop plant. Care tips  ● Ficus requires a light position. The more variegated the… Read more »

A new year, a new beginning. The tulip is ideal for welcoming in the new year with its brilliant colours and varied appearance. If you gave someone a tulip in the sixteenth century, you were giving them a fortune.  In those days the flower was incredibly popular and a speculative trade in tulip bulbs developed. You could buy a whole canalside house in Amsterdam for the price of one tulip bulb in those days. A nice bunch of tulips now… Read more »

The cut flower of the month for December is possibly winter’s biggest, boldest, showiest bloom, the amaryllis.   The amaryllis’s petals are very unusual: they look like they’re made of fabulous velvet. In terms of colour they come in white, red, yellow, pink, salmon, purple, orange and bicoloured. There are usually 4 to 6 impressive flowers on the stem. The amaryllis as a cut flower does not have any leaves, which is why it’s sometimes called ‘Naked Lady’ in America. Care… Read more »

Orchids are always among the popular flowering houseplants, which makes them an easy choice for houseplant of the month for November. Orchids make up one of the largest plant families. There are more than 20,000 known species, and new ones are still being discovered regularly. In the warmer regions such as the tropical rainforest orchids often grow on trees, branches or twigs with their roots in the air. These are called epiphytic orchids. Epiphytes are plants that grow on something… Read more »