Friday, June 22, 2018

27 Dec

How to Take Care of Your Christmas Gifts…

We hope you had a fantastic Christmas and are looking forward to the new year ahead. Did you recieve a Gardening Direct gift from a member of your family or friends this Christmas? Follow our simple guide on how to ensure your floral gift flourishes well into January….

Moth Orchid, pictured here on the right, was a favourite gift amongst our customers this year and we’re not surprised! Its stunning pink flowers, which range from lighter pink to hot pink will bloom beautifully throughout the festive season and into next year. There are a few things you can do to ensure your Orchid thrives…

  • Place your Orchid in good, but not direct sunlight.
  • Keep them away from hot air and radiators in particular.
  • Orchids prefer rain water, which we have lots of this time of year!
  • Don’t saturate the roots, if the compost becomes clogged, consider re-potting.
  • Use special Orchid feed if you can or general purpose liquid feed at a quarter of it’s normal strength.

Princettias are a brilliant, bright pink gift to give on Christmas. They flower for up to six months, so you can expect a beautiful array of flowers for some time. Help ensure your Princettia looks its best by…

  • Placing it in a sunny position.
  • Watering fortnightly throughout the winter.
  • After flowering lightly prune the plant back by half, feed with liquid fertiliser and step up the watering to once a week throughout spring and summer
  • Pruning lightly after every flush of flowers.

Our most unusual and unique gift, the Bonsai Tree makes a wonderful present. Bonsai Trees are extremely easy to care for, just make sure you…

  • Avoid putting it in a room with fluctuating temperatures.
  • Stand the tree on a tray of moist gravel to keep a humid atmosphere around the plant.
  • Fertilize from early spring until mid autumn.

Beautifully scented Hyacinths would have surely brightened up your Christmas this year. They are delivered as bulbs so you can expect them to flourish later in the year…

  • Place in a light spot to flower
  • Water when the soil feels and looks dry
  • After flowering, bulbs will be exhausted and are best thrown away – you could add them to your compost heap, but make sure you chop them up finely.

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