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Glitz & Glam Trio Potted Combo

13 NOV 2020

Gold Lincoln Tripod pots are glitzy and glamourous, so they are the perfect choice to show off a gorgeous selection of indoor plants. The planters are cover pots, so you can simply plonk the plants, black plastic pot and all, into the decorative pots.

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Indoor Foliage Potted Combo

28 OCT 2020

Northcote Pottery’s Grey Terrazzo self-watering pot is the perfect choice for a gorgeous indoor foliage combo like this, because you can plant directly into the pot. With a self-watering container there’s no need to constantly monitor your plants watering needs.

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How to Master the 'Thrill, Fill and Spill' Effect

24 Sep 2020

If you’ve seen pretty pictures of different plants all jumbled together in the one container, but you’re hesitant to give it a go, try using the ‘Thrill Fill and Spill’ technique. It’s a wonderful way to create an eye-catching potted garden.

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Striking Tones Potted Combo

21 Sep 2020

Northcote Pottery’s Montague Egg pots have a rusty looking finish that shines with a strking combination of decorative purple, bronze and silver foliage plants. Tip: Lighten darker coloured pots with silver foliage or white flowers, which provide wonderful contrast.

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Plants make you happy and healthy

How Plants Make You Happy and Healthy

17 Sep 2020

If you ever feel more relaxed or inspired when you’re out in nature or immersed in a garden, it’s no coincidence. Plants around the home can also significantly increase your well-being, making you feel calmer, more focussed and positive about life.

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Modern Cottage Garden Potted Combo

10 Sep 2020

For a splash of seasonal colour, try filling our glazed
Jardin planter with sunny yellow flowers like marigolds, snapdragons or portulacas that provide a spectacular display throughout the warmer months.

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6 Tips for Reviving Your Office Plants

5 SEP 2020

If you’ve returned to work to find your office plants looking limp and less than happy, then here are six simple tips to breathe life back into your indoor beauties.

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Sunset Foliage Potted Combo

31 Aug 2020

The beauty of using decorative foliage is that your potted display will look good year round. Our Winston Drum pot has a natural look and feel that comes to life with decorative foliage plants in all the sunset tones.

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Top Ways to Kill Your Indoor Plants

24 AUG 2020

Put your hand up if you’re a serial indoor plant killer? We’re all guilty of showering our indoor plants with too much affection or neglecting them to the point of no return. So, here are the top 5 ways you could be killing your beloved house plants.

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Easy-Care Rustic Charm Potted Combo

19 Aug 2020

Our resident container gardening expert Melissa King is here to show you how to create this rustic easy-care potted combo! Our Irondale cup planter has rustic charm, so it works beautifully with bronze, orange, burgundy and gold foliage tones.

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