Pointers for Conservatory Plants20/06/2017
When you think conservatory, do you think reclining with a cup of tea with a few spider plants dotted around or hot days tending to a jungle’s worth of tropical plants? Whatever you’re looking for from your conservatory, most people will agree that the addition of plants has a number of benefits. From their decorative appeal to their impact on our wellbeing, plants have a lot to offer. It’s worth having a careful think about what types of plants you will be able to maintain and enjoy the most. Read on for a few pointers about choosing plants in this week’s blog.
When choosing plants, it’s easy to get carried away and opt for the most exotic sounding plants with the most beautiful flowers. If you’re keen to build up a large collection but you’ve got little experience of maintaining unusual plants, start slowly and make sure you check the care guidance before you purchase so you can ensure you will have the time and the right conditions to care for your plants.
Alan Titchmarsh recommends Olive plants as a hardy choice which requires hardly any pruning or training. The plant will shed few leaves and has silver-backed evergreen foliage. Although the fruit will drop off quickly, it will still be fun watching them grow! Alan also suggests a reliable citrus variety such as Meyer’s lemon. Whilst in winter you’ll need pay some attention to the indoor temperature to ensure the conservatory is kept warm enough, in summer they are relatively low maintenance and you can move your citrus plants to the patio to minimise the need for watering and reduce the chance of plant pest problems.
Wall to Wall
If you want to make the most of your interior wall space with a climber, it’s got to be thorny colourful bougainvillea. It enjoys summer heat and a bit of winter chill (as long as it doesn’t get frosty) and is forgiving when it comes to the occasional lapse with the watering can. As well as the traditional purple flowers, other pretty varieties are available such as “Raspberry Ice”.
If you’ve been inspired to consider creating your own green-fingered space, come to our showrooms in Wymondham and Diss to see examples of our conservatories. Our experienced sales team will be more than happy to show you around. If you have any questions, feel free to call us on 01953 600505.
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