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How is your home heating affecting your plants?

The cold weather has us cranking up the heat at home, but how do our plants feel? While increasing the heating around our home keeps us humans happy, our plants may start to show signs of distress. Here’s some tips to keep your plants healthy through the colder months. Keep plants out of draughty areasThis includes draughts from heating systems and positions near doors or open windows. Plants are sensitive to extreme temperatures and changes, and can be affected by heating vents, fireplaces and radiators. Signs your plants aren’t happy because of heating or draughts include drooping or wilting and discoloured or browning leaves. Increase humidityCranking our heating systems reduces air moisture in our homes and as most indoor plants tend to...

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How do plants positively impact our health?

Plants liven up your home, but what other benefits come with their aesthetic appearance? With the rise of working from home, people are spending more time indoors increasing the importance of creating a soothing and healthy space. Adding just one plant into your home will aid in purifying and cleaning thes urrounding air, removing common pollutants and improving your overall wellbeing.

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How to Keep Your Plants Thriving in Autumn

With the onset of Autumn, our plants will begin to slow down their growth anticipating darker, shorter days and cooler temperatures. It is also a period that can make plants more vulnerable to certain pest and disease. Our top 4 care tips to keep your plants thriving are: Decrease Watering: Plants will use less water during the cooler months, water only as needed and when the surface of the soil is dry. To test if watering is required, stick your finger in the soil. If the surface is damp 2 cm from the top give your weekly water a miss and check in again in a few days or a weeks time. Check for Pest and Disease: Pests such as fungus gnats thrive in damp soil. Apply an organic disease...

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