As we head towards spring we are bringing you a fresh new collection of stunning plants that make up our new outdoor plant collection.
A popular sight in early spring, Narcissus is actually a member of the daffodil family. This plant is named after the Greek god of the same name. Narcissus was a handsome young man who fell in love with his own reflection in a pond and fell in and drowned.
This common heath is a colourful, low maintenance plant that will provide some much-needed winter colour. They do prefer a full sun position and like most plants do not enjoy sitting in overly wet soil for too long. Cut back when blooms start to fade.
Juniper is a coniferous tree that grows throughout much of the Northern Hemisphere, occupying a range of habitats. It has many uses which include the flavouring of gin. It was once believed that burning your Juniper on Halloween would ward off evil spirits!
In the 1600s, tulips were the most expensive flower in the world. One flower was more valuable than most people's homes. Experts say that 'Tulip Mania' in the 1600s caused the first economic crash, likely due to the bubonic plague. Nowadays, Holland exports 3 billion bulbs each year.
This instantly recognisable woody perennial is used all over the world for a variety of things. Ensure it gets a sunny spot, adequate watering and shelter from the wind and it should provide blooms year after year. Make sure to snip off fading flowers to encourage more blooms.
This delicate miniature early-flowering blue Iris will also arrive with you as a bulb with established shoots and will blossom into a beautiful bright iris (although just how quickly they bloom will depend on the temperature).
more flowers every year.
Known for attracting bees, butterflies, moths and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen-rich flowers and is a caterpillar food plant. It grows in sun and shade - easy peasy! Also emits a pleasant fragrance at night, but not during the day. It's also the state flower of Alaska, so you know it can cope with the cold!
Cyclamen give wonderful colour when there is not much colour to be seen and deadheading will help to ensure that they return. Do not overwater, as this can cause rotting. Technically a perennial, often treated as annual.
Also known as the English primrose the primula is one of the earliest plants to flower in spring time. Enjoy the burst of colour the primula provides at this time of year when most other plants have lost their colour.
Like many herbs, this Mediterranean native is part of the mint family. Its fragrant leaves are used in a range of products such as foods, teas, oils and perfumes. Cut back stems after blooms start to fade.
Mother's day is right around the corner. For the first time this year, we've put together a gorgeous collection of gift plants in our Indoor plant boutique, that make the perfect Mother's Day gifts