Specialty coffee roasters Perky Blenders and Lazy Flora

Lazy Flora is SO proud to announce that we have teamed up with specialty coffee roasters Perky Blenders to bring you a brilliant competition to win some of their exceptional Forest Blend coffee, and an amazing Coffea Arabica plant and planter, all in celebration of our shared love of coffee. The Coffea Arabica is the plant from which sixty percent of the world's coffee derives. And it's a truly beautiful plant to boot. Because we at Lazy Flora really, really love coffee, and we really really love discovering and sharing new and unusual indoor plants, we decided it would make...

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Protecting plants from snow

The Beast from the East persists. We've had another cold and snowy snap, surprisingly late considering it's the end of March. What should you do if your lovely new plants are outside in conditions like this? DON'T PANIC The plants in our current Spring Rainbow plant collection (ranunculus, grape hyacinth, primulas, pinks, narcissus, poppies, ivy, marguerites and forget-me-nots, to name a few), and all our plant collections from last October onwards are a selection of the most beautiful and hardy plants that are around at this time of year. Having said that, just like you and me, some of them...

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Coffee Bean plant: care tips and fun facts

Did you know that sixty percent of the coffee produced worldwide is from Arabica beans? This plant isn't just sweet and stylish, it's also very important for the global economy. How come, then, that so few of us actually know what a coffee bean plant actually looks like? Well it's perhaps because it doesn't grow naturally in the UK. You'll find most coffee plantations in Ethiopia - where the Coffea Arabica (the correct name for this plant) is originally from, and Brazil, where it is grown at huge scale. Here at Lazy Flora, coffee is one of our favourite things,...

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What's in a Lazy Flora Spring Rainbow plant collection?

Here's a list of all the plants that you could find in your Spring Rainbow plant collection. Please note that you will not find all of these plants in your spring rainbow box delivery, as we modify the selection depending on the availability of plants throughout the two months that this box is available. We only want to bring you the absolute best there is, so there will be differences as the weather changes. All the plants will all be beautiful, however! Ranunculus Move over peonies, ranunculus are the new showstopper. These are one of the most fashionable and stylish...

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Some thoughts on Mother's Day

It’s only the end of February, and already 2018 has included more life-changing events than is healthy within the space of a year. As we approach Mother’s Day, which feels more important to me than it ever has before, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on this day and what it means to different people. As a bit of background, I have to share a few personal bits of information with you. I hope that’s OK. At the end of December, my long-term partner Pete and I got married in a small ceremony on the top of a...

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Some early spring plant inspiration

Do you know you want beautiful plants in your life, but struggle to know which plants to plant at this time of year? To help you with a bit of inspiration, we’ve put together some of the most colourful and easy-to-grow plants for this time of year. At this time of year, the snow and frost are clearing, but we still probably have just a few frosty mornings before we’re properly into spring. It's a really transitional time of year, and some plants are more tender than others. The following are a list of those plants which will cope just...

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