Conservatory is a Truly Ideal Plant Situation

Conservatory
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Conservatory

Not everyone given the choice between an old and new house will make the same decision. One person, without the slightest hesitation, will choose a modern house: after all, it is planned for efficiency is easier to keep clean and it probably has central heating. Another will prefer an old house. The room arrangement is less predictable, it usually has lots of interesting nooks and crannies, and room which, with imagination and relatively little effort, can be turned into something really personal and special.  Continue reading

Herb Garden Indoors for your Kitchen Decor

Herb Garden Indoors
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Herb Garden Indoors

When considering plants for the kitchen, the first things that spring to mind are herbs, and rightly so. No plant is more aromatic, and a supply of garden herbs within hands’ reach is not only decorative but extremely useful. Not that it is particularly easy to grow a complete herb garden indoors. Their natural habitat is, of course, out in the fresh air and a large number of herb varieties are perennials, thus winter-hardy and not accustomed to warmth. They prefer to grow in the open ground and enjoy fresh, moist air. Continue reading