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Houseplants that help you sleep

We LOVE green houseplants and always have a good selection of different plants in store. The news is full of the benefits of these green beauties and the good they do to our home environments. They help purify the air and according so NASA, some houseplants can even help you sleep by purifying the air. Here are their top houseplants to help you sleep. Aloe Vera Described by NASA as one of the best plants for air purification, aloe vera releases oxygen throughout the night as well as fighting pollutants such as benzene (found in plastics) and formaldehyde (from varnishes) Spider Plant This attention-grabbing houseplant can remove a huge 90% of toxins from your bedroom air in just two days,...

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THE ROSE: A HISTORY

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we sell far more roses than any other flower during the month of February!  Here is a colourful history of the rose from the University of Illinois: They have been symbols of love, beauty, war, and politics. The rose is, according to fossil evidence, 35 million years old. In nature, the genus Rosa has some 150 species spread throughout the Northern Hemisphere, from Alaska to Mexico and including northern Africa. Garden cultivation of roses began some 5,000 years ago, probably in China. During the Roman period, roses were grown extensively in the Middle East. They were used as confetti at celebrations, for medicinal purposes, and as a source of perfume. Roman nobility established...

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RED ROSES ON VALENTINE'S DAY....WHY?

The popularity of red roses on Valentine's Day dates back to the nineteenth century when the Victorians used floral bouquets to deliver coded messages to love interests. This system was know as floriography and it officially cemented the rose's romantic status. A red rose represents 'love' due to the colour red being linked to passion. A pink rose can mean appreciation and grace, a yellow rose stands for friendship and happiness and a white rose represents innocence. Whatever message you want to communicate this Valentine's Day, roses remains a timeless choice and we offer a dozen red or white roses available to buy online.

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SPRING BULBS

Spring bulbs are the perfect antidote during these short winter days to add a splash of colour and gorgeous scent to your home.  We have lots to choose from in the shop including narcissus and hyacinths (pictured above).  Place your hyacinth bulbs in a cool location away from heating, ideally in bright, indirect sunlight. Exposure to heat will shorten the plant's life.  Water every 2 to 3 days and do not allow the soil to dry out completely.  How simple is that!

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