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Bring more plants into the home

Wednesday, 19th December, 2018 5:00pm

By Margaret Griffin

As you know, we should all be introducing more houseplants to our homes.

At this time of the year, wellness is the forefront of everybody's mind. How can we create a healthier living space and work space for ourselves and our families?

The easiest way is houseplants. All houseplants have a certain amount of benefits and will help purify the air but some are better that others. Here are a few that I recommend.

Peace Lily

They are native to South America and can tolerate the dry air of our winter cosy homes.

When caring for your Peace Lily, the soil should be allowed to dry out completely before watering with tepid water.

Never place a Peace Lily in a draughty location.

Dracaena Plants

This is the perfect tall plant that will act like a natural humidifier and can thrive in a very warm room. I would recommend that you never place you houseplant directly beside a heat source. These large plants with large leaves will immediately counteract the effects of the dry air in our home.

Indoor terrariums

Indoor terrariums or bottle gardens are very much in trend at the moment. They make excellent indoor focal points, especially when planted with colourful foliage and different texture. It is a great way of bringing the outdoors in to your home or office especially for these long wintery evenings. They will also improve the quality of the air in your home by purifying the air.

Hanging garden

Hanging plants from the ceiling is another great way to display them, creating a focus at different heights to make the room more interesting. I love the range of hanging garden vases and pots from Parlane. This is definitely becoming one of the fastest growing trends in houseplants that I have seen for long time. It is fun, easy and brings a lot of interest to your home.

Granny Griffin, Margaret and all the team at Griffins would like to wish our customers and friends a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year.

Griffins is open daily from 9am-7pm, and Christmas Eve until 3pm. The garden centre restaurant and homestore reopens at 12pm on Friday 28 December.

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