Easy Centerpiece with Flowers and Mason Jars — Cloches & Lavender

Do you love easy ideas? Well, I have a great one for you today! Have early spring flowers that are doing well, how about an easy centerpiece with flowers and mason jars? 40 more words

Easy Centerpiece with Flowers and Mason Jars — Cloches & Lavender


This gorgeous picture from Ideal Home is enough to inspire all of us to get planting in our garden.

I particularly liked this image as the colours that pop out make it look cosy and green without too much effort in needing more plants.
This has to be one of my favourite outdoor image. The abundance of plants and flowers in such a small space is amazing, and one I would love to copy in my garden.
Another stunning image of a tiny space overflowing with greenery. I’m sure the minute you sat down in the relaxing chair you would soon be in the land of nod.
This final image of this slate from Lilybels just epitomises summer time to me and would look perfect in any garden.
How amazing does this garden room look from Garden Rooms by Creative? For the ultimate outdoor space with cosy sitting area, these are the dream! Forget the “man-cave” or “she-shed” and build the ultimate dream room for lounging.


Have you thought of building your own apothecary? Well, if you are not sure then maybe get the book Plants for the People by Erin Lovell Verinder from Amazon for £15.42

Erin recommends stocking your shelves with the berries, leaves, flowers, buds, barks, roots and rhizomes to create a lovely dispensary. Dried herbs have a shelf life but it is explained in the book. There is a lot to learn but it will either inspire you to give it a go or not.

As far as repotting your plants you don’t need to be green-fingered ( I am certainly not) but just check once a week to see if they need water and if you notice that they have stopped growing then the chances are they need to be repotted.

To repot in the right size pot buy one that is two finger spaces larger in diameter, then add compost to the base and tease the plant from the existing pot before putting it into the new one. And don’t forget to add lots of fresh compost.

Houseplants make a home (I have lots of them) and at the moment they are everywhere including lots of false ones but you won’t get the health benefits of false ones. There are even some companies like Lazy Flora that offer a subscription service and get a new plant sent straight to your home every month.

Indoor and outdoor plants offer us more than pretty colours and fragrances to enjoy. Plants give people health benefits as well, and some of those benefits might surprise you.

Some of the best houseplants are –

Chinese Evergreen – The best foliage plants for cleansing room air of toxins such as benzene and formaldehyde.

Peace Lily – The peace lily helps absorb commonly found household pollutants such as ammonia and formaldehyde. In addition, the peace lily can help purify household air polluted by trichloroethylene and xylene.

Aloe Plant – One of the benefits of aloe vera is that it is easy to use. Simply break off a small section of the leaf and apply the healing gel directly to sunburns, cooking burns or skin irritations.

Bamboo Palm – In particular, bamboo palms are good at absorbing formaldehyde, benzene, chloroform, and carbon monoxide from the air.

Golden Pathos – These plants serve to purify the air of formaldehyde, benzene and carbon monoxide while also helping eliminate odours. Pothos can also help alleviate eye irritation after long days of staring at screens.

Snake Plant –  It also helps remove toxins from the air, making it another good choice for a houseplant for your sleeping area.

Spider Plant – Spider plants help remove harmful pollutants such as formaldehyde and benzene from the air. (This is known as phytoremediation).

Dracaena – Improves mental performance, memory, concentration, attention and mental wellbeing.

Philodendron – Philodendrons are common houseplants that are also known to remove harmful chemicals from the air, formaldehyde being its chemical of choice to remove from the air.

Weeping Fig – An indoor air purifying plant.

Source: Extra Mile Lazy Flora