How much water should I give my plants?

If you’re new to gardening, one of the hardest things to gauge is how much water you should be giving to your plants. You can often feel that you’re playing a guessing game, and that nobody you ask is completely straight with you or can give you a definitive answer. The truth is, knowing how much to water your plants isn’t difficult, and you can figure it out for yourself, once you’ve learnt a few simple principles. I promise you, if you take 3 minutes to read this article and apply the information within it, you’ll be able to proceed...

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Lazy Flora application to WeWork Creator Awards: wish us luck!

Last week, I submitted Lazy Flora's application to the WeWork Creator Awards 2017. The Creator awards is a global competition run by WeWork, with prize money of $20million set aside to be shared between innovative projects and the people behind them. It's a global competition that is open to entrepreneurs, artists, startups and nonprofits - anyone who embodies WeWork's mantra of 'Create your life's work'. Winning an award like this would make a massive difference to the future of Lazy Flora as it would help us to reach more customers and continue to build Lazy Flora into something wonderful, which...

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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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