AllActivities Age Concern Anytime Fitness Gym Art Beer Of The Week Blog Business Care Charity Children Christmas Cinema City Status Cliffs Pavilion Cliffs Pavilion Cliffs Pavilion Review Cocktail Recipes College Community Competition Competitions Construction Coronation Coronavirus Covid 19 Dannielle Emery Design Easter Education Emma Smith Employment Environment Events Family Fun Fashion Festival Film Finance Fitness Food Food & Drink Football Fresh Face Pillow Company Gardening Hair & Beauty Halloween Harp Havens Hopsice Havens Hospice Havens Hospices Health & Beauty Health & Fitness Historicaleigh History Holidays Housing Indian Jubilee Karen Harvey Conran Kids Kids Blogs Kids Competitions Kids Reviews Legal Legal Eagle Leigh Folk Festival Leigh On Sea Leigh On Sea Finds Leigh Road Leigh Striders Leigh Town Council Leigh Town Council Press Release Leigh on Sea Leigh on Sea Sounds Leigh on sea Town Council Leigh on sea news Lifestyle LoS Shop London London Southend Airport Los Shop Marathon Melinda Giles Mortgage Angel blog Mortgages Motherofalloutings Mughal Dynasty Mughal Dynasty blog Music My Mortgage Angel MyLoS News Newsletter Offers Other Outfit Of The Week Palace Theatre Parenting Parking Picture Of The Week Pier Politics Press Release Professional Property Property Of The Week Ray Morgan Re:loved Recipes Recycling Restaurant Restaurant Review Review Roads Royal Hotel Royal Hotel Southend Royal Visit Schools Seafront Shopping Show & Music Reviews Show Review Show Reviews Shows & Music Shows & Music Review Shows & Music Reviews Southend Southend Airport Southend Airport Press Release Southend Borough Council Press Release Southend City Council Southend City Council Blog Southend City Council Press Southend City Council Press Release Southend City Council Press Release Southend City Council blog Southend In Sight Southend on Sea Southend on Sea City Council Press Release Southend on Sea City Council press release Southend on Sea city Council Press Release Southend on sea City Council Press Release Sport The Mortgage Mum Theatre Theatre Blog Theatre Review Transport Travel Village Green Volunteer Weddings Whats On blog shopping
Bird of Paradise
The Dark days of January have certainly lived up to their name, and without knowing it, we all suffer a little from, SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder.
I love the months with warm sunshine, masses of flowers both in the gardens and in the houses, but suddenly, January arrives and we feel a little limited.
A conservatory, brings light to a room with or without electricity and enables us to grow and nurture tropical and unusual plants.
I personally have been tending with excitement my Streletzia, otherwise known as the Bird of Paradise. We see them mainly all over the Mediteranean, and the tropics and many of us buy the flowers in Florists overseas and bring them home for a week or two.
My suggestion; Why buy a plant they is blooming and can be pricey? Why not buy a small version and wait to see how it grows?
This year I will have 9 flowers on mine, and they will be in look good for weeks and weeks. When they have finished the whole plant can be put outside for the summer months and treated just like a shrub.
What a good investment mine is already at 10 years old!
Other plants to watch during the winter are the Citrus family such as lemons, oranges and grapefruit. They are a year round plant, happy outside in the summer and inside in the winter. Another good investment.
On another note, we all love Orchids and if looked after properly, will flower year after year and they are easier than you think to maintain.
Check out Facebook and Twitter for photos of my plants. https://www.facebook.com/Livingdecoressex or https://twitter.com/LivDecEssex
Finally, keep an eye out for my next blog the week after next.... it will be all about planning and getting to grips with the spring pruning regime.
This article is by Marcelle Baum owner of Living Decor
Tel: 07778 733180; email: email@example.com
ADD A COMMENT
Note: If comment section is not showing please log in to Facebook in another browser tab and refresh.