Barry Stone at John Room House's polytunnel.

How Gardening serves as a great hobby for recovering Addicts

Barry Stone is a man with an inspirational story for all people struggling with substance abuse. Stone’s life was going down the drain but he got a second chance after gardening came to his rescue; he fell in love with gardening in 2013 after he volunteered to work for the…

How to take care of your indoor Bromeliads

How to take care of your indoor Bromeliads

Your bromeliad house plant is quite different from other indoor plants, it consumes water and nutrients through its leaves. It is therefore important to note that special care should be taken when potting, feeding and watering this plant. Generally, bromeliads have a short lifespan since majority of them die just…

Growing bromeliads

Should I fertilise my bromeliads. If so when and how? Bromeliads will grow very well in the open garden without fertilising but you will have a much more colourful and stronger plant if careful feeding is carried out. Fertilise only in the warmer months with a weak solution of a…

How to mount Bromeliads

Most varieties of bromeliads are excellent plants for mounting. They are epiphytic not parasitic and present no threat to the tree on which they are mounted.   Their strong, wiry roots are for attachment only. There are many mediums you may use for mounting bromeliads – trunks and branches of trees…

Interesting facts about Bromeliads

Did you know that the Pineapple (Ananas) is one of the best-known members of the Bromeliad family? Christopher Columbus introduced the pineapple to Europe after his second voyage to the New World in 1493. The succulent plant was called Anana or “excellent fruit” by the natives of the Carribean. The…