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Success With Succulents!

We get asked so often what’s the best way to look after succulents. Our advice? They prefer to be slightly neglected…

Don’t over water and when you do give them a drink do not saturate the lower leaves otherwise they will rot. Use a watering can with a narrow spout so you can target where you want the water to go. (we sell a stainless steel one that is ideal). Water every 1 to 2 weeks in the spring and summer and every 3-4 weeks in the winter. If you underwater the soil will dry out and the under leaves will become crispy and wrinkle, if you over water the leaves will become transparent and yellow and the plant could develop spots on the stem.

Don’t mist succulents with water – they won’t like it.

Natively succulents grow in warm climates, so avoid keeping them in a cold, draughty spot.

Succulents love natural day light, but newly planted succulents can scorch in direct sunlight.

Succulents don’t like to sit in water logged soil, so ensure they have good drainage in the pot and when potting up use cactus soil or mix potting soil with sand, pumice, grit or perlite. Succulent roots are very fragile so be gentle when repotting.

If you want any advice or you would like to buy any house plants or succulents, please do get in touch.

Vase Life

To help prolong the vase life of your flowers, follow these simple steps:

  1. Recut the ends on a slant before putting in a vase of water.
  2. Always ensure your vase is squeaky clean before using.
  3. Do not place flowers in direct sunlight.
  4. Do not stand your flowers next to your fruit bowl – the gases released from the fruit will
  5. shorten the life span of blooms.
  6. Change the water in the vase every few days to refresh and recut the ends again.
  7. Then enjoy!

Door wreath

We love this door ever lasting door wreath that we have created for one of our lovely customers. If you would like something similar please do get in touch.

We made it using a birch heart shaped base and then wired a mix of acoorns, artifical eucalptypus and blossom heads, dried wheat, twigs and moss, finished with a hessian bow.

Get set for Halloween

We have a great selection of metal pumpkins, planted arrangements and fresh flowers that will add the finishing touches if you are having a party, or a get together with friends and family.