When you can’t grow outdoors, create an indoor garden that fits on a tabletop to create a small, fascinating world of its own. What is a Terrarium? A terrarium is a collection of small, decorative plants growing in an enclosed environment. Terrarium containers are typically transparent and provide an opening big enough to...
Even if the best of summer is gone, your March garden can be just as showy. Indoor and patio plant Bacopa ‘MegaCopa’ white is a great choice for patio hanging baskets or containers. Plants quickly fill a basket, covered with hundreds of beautiful white flowers that glow at night....

Garden gifts

We’re planting… The gorgeously romantic Calibrachoa MiniFamous ‘Double PinkMania’ in time for Valentine’s Day. It has large, unfading double pink blooms on a sturdy, semi-trailing plant that easily fills a large hanging basket or container. Its strengthened root system enables it to flower throughout summer, even in the heat. The plants form a...

Flower power

Winter is around the corner but luckily there are flowers for every season to cheer us up. We’re planting… Lewisia cotyledon ‘Elise Mix’ because the flowers are heavenly, and it is a tough little succulent doesn’t need much water. Plant it in rock gardens, in-between pavers and in mixed plantings with other succulents...
New in nurseries…Vinca ‘Tattoo’ is no ordinary vinca. Its’ ‘black-eyed’ flowers and air-brushed petals are bold and dramatic, in shades of black cherry, raspberry, papaya and tangerine. The more heat it gets, the more vibrant the colours, and the stronger the dark shading on the petals (like a tattoo). This heat and drought tolerant annual is bushy...
One of the most beautiful months of the year to spend in your garden. Make the most of the colour. Patio plant of the month… Alstroemeria ‘Inticancha Maya’ is a pot alstroemeria for the patio that maintains its round, compact shape (30cm wide and high). It does best with...
It is the loveliest month in the garden and make use of the divine weather and these breath-taking plants to create your garden haven. We’re planting… Pentas ‘Glitterati’ a low-growing perennial with pretty star-patterned flowers that seem to shimmer, especially at night. Plants are tidy and compact, tolerating...
We’re planting… Spring flowering Cape daisies. There are so many colours, gardeners are spoilt for choice, but we couldn’t resist Serenity ‘Blushing Beauty’. As a garden performer this Cape daisy (aka Osteospermum) it is anything but shy; its eye-catching blooms smother the neat, compact plants which thrive in the garden as well as...
Prepare for springWe are almost there… keep the last of the winter blues at bay with colour, and start preparing your garden for the most beautiful months of the year just around the corner. For patio and outdoor living… Schizanthus ‘Atlantis’ may be called the ‘poor man’s orchid’...
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