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5 x fabulous winter-scented plants

Nothing lifts the spirits on a cold day like a garden filled with fragrance. Even in the depths of winter, a few hardy plants carry on flowering, perfuming the air and reminding us that spring isn’t far away. We’ve picked our top five plants for winter scent.

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Houseplant of the month: Calathea 

The Calathea is a beautiful plant that can be characterised by its phenomenal leaf markings as well as shapes, which are oval, round or even spear-shaped. Not only do the leaves purify the air, they also have a day and night rhythm and therefore join in your daily routine. When it's getting dark, the leaves close and, if you listen carefully, you can hear the rustling of this. As soon as it gets light, the leaves unfold again. As such, the Calathea is also referred to as ‘the living plant’.

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Source: Thejoyofplants.co.uk
What to do in the garden in November? 

When the days are short and it’s cold outside, it can feel as though there’s no life left in the garden. But in fact now’s the best time for many gardening jobs, so wrap up warm, grab your gloves and get on out there.

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Guide to getting the garden ready for winter

As the colder months have arrived and the wet, windy weather is more prevalent than sunny days, it means it is time to get the garden ready for winter. It is really important to prepare everything needed in advance to ensure your plants, accessories and furniture all make it through the cold, wet weather-ready for the springtime and for you to enjoy during the summer. These guide will help you get everything ready in time. 

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Home trends: Artisanal fixtures

Be trendy and include some artisanal fixtures to your home, giving it a warm feel with exceptional designs. The look goes particularly well in rooms in the house that you spend a lot of time in, so the living room or kitchen for example. Often hand made by someone who has a story behind the creation, artisanal fixtures can give a new dimension to the rooms in your house. Adding a touch of Artisan to your home can give it a unique feel and character. 

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How to clean up your greenhouse?

It is time to clean up your greenhouse after a year of growing your tomatoes, cucumbers and much more. At this time of year, most plants will be finished fruiting and it is time to give your greenhouse a good cleanout. This will make sure that you keep it in good condition and also limit any pests and diseases from overwintering in your greenhouse over the colder months. Here is our guide to cleaning up your greenhouse. 

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DIY Halloween Home Ideas

With our DIY Halloween Home ideas, you will be able to make your home into a spooky world of fun, whether you are entertaining families or just want to enjoy Halloween yourself. There are so many ways to celebrate the day and some great fun projects to get stuck into during the lead up on a cold evening. From paper mache pumpkins to carved pumpkins, you can decide what devilishly good DIY ideas to go for, but why not try one of these ideas. 

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Top 7 Autumn Indoor Plants

Brighten up your indoor space with these 7 Autumn houseplants. 

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Garden plants of the moment: Green Covering

If you’re short on space, with little time to garden, sempervivums, saxifrages and sedums are the perfect plants for you. Also known as houseleeks, rockfoil and stonecrop, they thrive on neglect and look great wherever they’re grown.

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Indoor Style: Hippy Chic

Would you like to create a Hippy Chic style home to relax in after a day at work? A bohemian look full of patterns, pompoms and exotic flowers with tropical colours and animal influences. The Hippy Chic stye is hugely trendy right now so let your creative juices flow at home with jungle green and colourful accessories. Need some ideas? Try ours! 

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