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PLANT CARE TIPS

HOW TO LOOK AFTER YOUR HOUSEPLANTS IN WINTER

Anyone who’s owned a houseplant knows that winter brings its own challenges. A plant that has thrived through the summer may suddenly look sad, droopy or brown-leaved. Cold drafts, hot radiators, dry air and dark days combine to make our usually happy houseplants sad. Some sulk until spring, others die suddenly without warning. Read our tops tips for helping keep them alive through winter!

PLANTS FOR THE BATHROOM

Bathrooms are often a great place for plants - as well as giving your bathroom a cool jungle vibe, a lot of plants thrive in environments with higher humidity so take a look at our top five bathroom plants..

Vintage brass planter in bathroom
Murano cranberry glass vase with tulips

TIPS FOR KEEPING FLOWERS LOOKING GOOD

It's so disappointing when you get a beautiful bouquet of flowers and they start wilting as soon as you put them proudly on display.

 

If this has ever happened to you - take a look at our top five tips for keeping your blooms looking beautiful for longer...

THE BEST PLANTS FOR KIDS & PETS

Our top five child and pet-friendly plants for your home. If, like us, you have curious little people and inquisitive pets, you may want to consider choosing non-toxic houseplants.

 

This may not have been something you’ve thought about before but some common houseplants such as pothos and philodendrons can be quite toxic for humans and animals so here are our top non-toxic choices....

Cat in a Green Vest

PROPAGATION WITH A  PILEA - AN EASY FIRST PLANT TO PROPAGATE

Try your hand at propagation with this beginner-level propagation plant - the Pilea Peperomioides. It's so easy anyone can do it and it makes great gifts for friends!

Silver watering can close up with house plant in a cream pot

OVERWATERING - HOUSEPLANTS BIGGEST KILLER

I am a reformed overwaterer - I just wanted them to be happy and so out came the watering can… but overwatering is a quick way to kill through love. In most cases, plants will thrive on a little neglect or at least they’re much less likely to die of neglect. Here’s a quick guide on how to spot overwatering and how to avoid it... 

DIY HOUSE PLANT REMEDIES

The more houseplants you own, the more tips and advice you get given on how to care for them and keep them looking their best. Some of them are pretty crazy - milk, bananas, coffee grounds? 

 

Do they really work or are you more likely to kill your plants rather than cure them? We reveal the truth behind the folk wisdom....

Banana on yellow

PLANTING UP INDOOR BULB BOWLS FOR SPRING

Jess shows you how to plant up a bulb bowl for spring colour and scent in your home using a casserole dish and some paperwhite narcissus bulbs!

TOP FIVE PLANTS THAT THRIVE ON NEGLECT!

Some house plants can be temperamental, needy and downright diva-ish in their demands and even supposedly ‘low maintenance’ plants can take a sudden turn for the worse if you don’t keep an eye on them.

 

If you are looking for more house plants in your life but all of the above fills you with fear; if you’re worried you don’t have green fingers or the time to commit to daily misting - rest assured we’ve got five tried-and-tested plants for you that thrive on neglect...

Handpainted colourful Moroccan ceramic planter with devil's ivy plant and moss pole

WATERING SUCCULENTS IN POTS WITH NO DRAINAGE HOLES

Succulents and groups of succulents look great planted up in all sorts of imaginative containers. Here at QOG we like to use small vintage containers - sugar bowls, teapots, teacups. You name it - we've put a succulent in it. But how do you water your succulent displays without over or under watering. Watch this video to find out!

POINSETTIA TOP TIPS

A poinsettia is for life not just for Christmas! Ok maybe not for life.. but you can definitely keep one going long after the last ferrero rocher has been snaffled!

Check out our five top tips for getting your poinsettia to re-bloom next year!

Colourful indoor plant pots with cream, red and pink poinsettias

HOW USING A 'CACHEPOT' CAN HELP KEEP YOUR PLANT HEALTHY

'Cachepot' is the fancy french name for the decorative pot you put your plastic plant pot in when keeping plants indoors. Jess talks you through why 'cachepot' are not just beautiful but super useful when it comes to keeping your plant healthy and happy.

Vintage brass plant pot with plant next to grey sofa and brass coffee table

PLANT STYLING

Check out our Plant Styling page for helpful advice and handy tips on how to style plants in your home.

Brown ceramic vintage plant pot on book shelf with orange penguin books

SHOP NOW

Browse our fabulous selection of vintage plant pots and vases in stock now!

Vintage plant pot with pheasants

FIND OUT MORE

There are so many different styles of pots and vases - find out more about the rich history of ceramics and homewares.

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