Winter is just around the corner and if you’ve not already tackled the garden, you might be looking out into a dismal jungle of wilting plants in dismay. Once the cold weather has kicked in, it can take an awful lot of motivation to get out there and do the tasks your plants are crying out for, to help them survive the colder months. However, completing a few simple tasks now can help protect your plants and save you a lot of work when the weather warms up again. Here’s a quick guide to what you need to do whilst the weather will still allow: [Read more…]
Perfectly cut topiary can look spectacular and is certainly a thing of beauty. It is so striking and incredibly versatile that many think of it as a piece of living architecture. Unfortunately, it takes a lot of time and effort to get that flawless look, whether you’re cutting the bush into an ornamental ball or going for something a little more extravagant.
Most of us don’t have the time to spend on developing the topiary but want some all the same. That’s where artificial plants come in. The quality available nowadays ensures that you can create elegant plant sculptures in your garden, business forecourt and office space so that anyone passing will be hard pushed to tell it from the real thing.
Here’s our quick guide to choosing the best artificial topiary for your location: [Read more…]
There’s no doubt that the right artificial hanging baskets can look the height of opulence. Whether you’re a home owner wanting to add some brilliant permanent colour to your porch or a business looking to spruce up that front of house with something spectacular, there’s now plenty to choose from.
Here’s our quick guide to buying the best hanging basket for your property: [Read more…]
Artificial flowers have been making a big come back in recent times. Developments in manufacturing and technology processes are producing incredibly realistic hanging baskets that look superb all year round. These hanging baskets are not just a great way to brighten up the front of a home – they’re also being used more and more by businesses to deliver colour and style at the front of shops and offices across the UK. But what are the pros and cons of artificial hanging baskets versus real flower hanging baskets? Here’s our quick guide: [Read more…]
If you haven’t heard, the sale of artificial flowers in the UK is on the up. After going out of fashion for a while, they’re beginning to make a comeback and in a pretty big way. Many major department stores are now stocking a wide variety of luscious blooms that last a lot longer than the real thing and look highly attractive in the home or office. [Read more…]
Artificial hanging baskets are an easy way to add colour and cheer to your home year round, without having to worry about maintenance. With summer fast approaching, now is a good time to ensure your garden will be full of pretty blooms, in time for the warmer weather. Here, you’ll find the 10 most beautiful, affordable artificial hanging baskets that you can buy, all at reasonable prices and so realistic that you could be forgiven for forgetting and occasionally watering them. [Read more…]
A few years ago the idea of choosing artificial flowers for your wedding would have been unheard of. Back then, artificial flowers looked fake! Nowadays, very little sets artificial flowers apart from the real thing, making them a feasible choice for your wedding bouquets. But which is better – artificial or real? Here, we look at the pros and cons of both choices: [Read more…]
Topiary can give even the plainest house a look of elegance – but should you choose a real topiary plant, or opt for something artificial? Here we explain a little more about topiary and walk you through the pros and cons of both options. [Read more…]
Silk plants and flowers are a great way to keep your house looking bright and beautiful year-round, and this is especially the case for those of us who lack an eco-friendly thumb! (hmm, that would be me!) However, they quickly build up dust and this can make them look dull and shabby. Fortunately, there are lots of how to easily and quickly remove any build-up and refresh the ‘life’ in your silk plants. Some cleaning options are made for plants that are easily removed from their base while others permit you to keep refreshing the arrangement as-is and take away the dirt, without having to dismantle everything. [Read more…]
A flower arrangement makes any setting instantly beautiful, and adds colour and texture. No matter what the event, flowers are an important part of interior and exterior design. Unfortunately, flowers are fragile and require a lot of maintenance in order to keep them looking fresh and vibrant.
As an excellent alternative, artificial flowers may just be the solution you’re looking for, as they don’t require regular maintenance and can be reused over and over. With a limitless range to choose from, finding the perfect flower has never been easier. [Read more…]