July 20, 2017

Book Review of At Home With Plants by Ian Drummond & Kara O’Reilly

Houseplants are very on-trend at the moment! And I’ve added several to our home since being inspired by conversations with one of the co-authors of ‘At Home with Plants‘, Ian Drummond. So, I’m delighted today to feature an exclusive interview with Ian about his new book…

The houseplant trend is gaining huge momentum. What do you think has been the trigger for its revival?

There are a number of factors, but essentially we’re all so environmentally aware now, and being connected with nature is important to us. Additionally, many of us now live in urban environments often without access to green spaces of any kind, so having houseplants is a way of bringing nature into the home. The homes and interiors industry have embraced plants…in-store botanicals are a big story right now.

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July 13, 2017

Instagram Photo Kalanchoe Competition | Collaboration with Always Kalanchoe & Quality Plants

Have you heard about my special Instagram Photo Kalanchoe Competition? There’s just over a week to go to enter and be in with a chance of winning £300 worth of Kalanchoe plants! Simply post your images of flowering Kalanchoes on Instagram with the #UnderTheKalanchoeSpell hashtag.


On Instagram, post your photos of flowering potted Kalanchoe plants and add the following in your caption:

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July 1, 2017

Kalanchoe Competition, in Collaboration with Always Kalanchoe & Quality Plants

I’m delighted to announce a special Instagram Photo Competition featuring this month’s Houseplant of the Month, the Kalanchoe!

This colourful and easy plant is not only perfect for adding a pop of colour inside, but from May through to September, when the weather is warmer, it blooms beautifully outside.

Post your images of flowering Kalanchoes on Instagram with the #UnderTheKalanchoeSpell hashtag and you could be in with a chance of winning £300 worth of Kalanchoe plants!

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July 1, 2017

Houseplant of the Month – Kalanchoe

This month, we’re shining the houseplant spotlight on the Kalanchoe. Read on to discover more about this popular low-maintenance plant, plus details of a special Instagram Photo Competition which I’m launching today!

Single-flowered, double-flowered, rose-flowered and Bells are just some of the different types of Kalanchoe available. And you’ll find them in a kaleidoscope of colours ranging from vibrant hues like red, yellow, orange, fuchsia and purple to softer tones such as ivory, white, light yellow, soft pink, salmon, soft orange and soft red.

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June 23, 2017

British Flowers Week 2017 | Featured Florists

What an incredible week British Flowers Week it’s been!

Just in case you’ve not seen my links on social media to my blog posts on the British Flowers Week website, I thought I’d include them here, so that you can see the incredible designs which the florists created using British flowers and foliage. Plus my exclusive interviews with each of them.

Left to right above, they are Carly Rogers, Jennifer Pinder, Matthew Richardson of Urban Flower Co, Abigail MacNiven of Petal & Stalk and Mary Jane Vaughan.

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