A garden in a box?

One thing I’ve learnt as an entrepreneur is that things never go according to plan, and things often take longer than you want them to.During Lazy Flora product testing, I had to abort planned trials twice, because the quality of the cardboard boxes wasn’t good enough, then the interior moulded packaging didn’t fit in the right way and plants would have moved around too much in transit. I also discovered that beyond a certain point, boxes are simply too big to be handled comfortably, and couriers don’t take boxes above a certain size. So I went back to the drawing...

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Lazy Flora is hiring!

  WANTED freelance gardener and plant packager – flexible, work from home Lazy Flora is a small business in the Nottingham area. We’re recruiting for a new team member to join our operations on a freelance basis. The right candidate must be able to work alone and as part of a team, as well as use their own initiative. Jobs will include receiving plant and packaging deliveries, maintaining a small number of plants, including a small amount of repotting, stock keeping, preparation of plants for shipping, packaging plants for transport, and being there to ensure collection by couriers takes place...

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Self-watering containers: gimmick or godsend?

For me, Lazy Flora is about making beautiful seasonal plants accessible to people who might otherwise not have the time to get to a garden centre. Our main business is in selling plants, not on selling the things that go with them. The only reason we stock containers is because it's super annoying if you can't find everything you want on one website, and we want to give our customers a beautifully simple one-stop-shop to a beautiful outdoor space. So when I decided that Lazy Flora simply had to stock a small selection of containers, I started my search with...

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Introducing our Lazy Flora watering reminder email service

Watering your plants is the one thing that you'll need to do after you've received and assembled your Lazy Flora box. It's the one thing you simply can't get away with not doing, especially when the weather is hot. When you have a thousand things on your mind: there's a crisis at work, you have to entertain the kids during the summer holidays, the dog is chewing something she's not supposed to, you don't know what to make for dinner, your parents are sick and you don't know where your career is going, probably the last thing on your mind...

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Lazy Flora perfect planter checklist

In order for a container garden to thrive, it’s really important that you choose a planter that suits the location and type of plants you’ll be using it for. Here are some practical things to consider when you're buying an outdoor plant container: Drainage This is the single most important thing to look out for. The planter simply has to have good drainage holes in the bottom. This is absolutely essential for outdoor plants, as without drainage holes, plants can drown if too much water gets into the container (which, let's face it, isn't unlikely given the UK's climate). The bigger...

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Welcome to Lazy Flora

Hello there! It's so wonderful that you are here! Welcome to Lazy Flora. My name's Claire and I'm the founder of Lazy Flora. I'm so thrilled that you found your way to this modest little site, and so excited to share Lazy Flora's offering with you. Lazy Flora has been a long time in the making and it feels amazing to finally be able to open the shop doors and share our products with real people. Since the start of 2017, I have been researching Lazy Flora and, with a team of highly-skilled experts, designing a service and set of products that...

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