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PROPAGATION & PLANTING GUIDES

PROPAGATION & HYDRATION  

Explore our range of recycled vases and planters all designed to propagate, hydrate and help you create an indoor garden. Choose bulb planters and vases to encourage root growth, self-watering planters for easy maintenance of household plants, and terrariums for a complete ecosystem in miniature.

1. HOW TO USE A PROPAGATION VASE

Display dried grasses, fresh cut flowers or use to grow bulbs. Try daffodils, tulips, crocus (Spring), alliums (Summer) Colchicum, crocus (Autumn) or prepared hyacinths, prepared paperwhite daffodils and dwarf iris (Winter). Most spring-flowering bulbs will need cold and dark treatment before use otherwise won't flower. 

1. Fill the bottom section with water. to the point where the neck narrows.

2. Place bulb upright in the neck of the vase, so the root base touches the water. 

3. Keep the water beneath the bulb topped up as the roots grow beneath. Bulbs can remain in the vase while flowering or be transferred to soil.

2. FILL A SELF-WATERING PLANTER

Use this self-watering planter as a low-maintenance way to grow an indoor garden. Choose plants that don't grow too fast or a variety of smaller plants that like the same conditions. Try perennial herbs such as basil, thyme; annual herbs such as coriander, parsley, chervil; different ferns or tropical houseplants. 


1. Fill the bottom reservoir about two thirds full with water and assemble with the remaining pieces.

2. Add a layer of pea gravel then fill with peat-free compost. Add perlite, chipped bark or gravel for drainage.

3. Plant into compost, tucking more compost around the plant. Avoid direct sunlight, draughts and heat sources. Replenish water as required but refresh weekly. 

3. BUILD A CLOSED GARDEN

Create your own miniature Eden in the Closed Garden. Choose things that grow slowly - try air plants, tropical ferns, small-leaved houseplants, Peperomia, spider plants. Pick plants that all like the same conditions/watering. If the lid is left off, you can use succulents - they need air circulation and low humidity to avoid rotting.



1. Start with a base layer of gravel and top with a shallow layer of soil. Use low-nutrient seed compost mixed with perlite and orchid bark to stop waterlogging.

2. Select a variety of slow-growing plants that all like the same conditions/watering. 

3. Plant into the soil and tuck more soil in between them. Add more orchid bark or gravel on top if required.


4. Keep soil moist but not waterlogged. Prune plants if they get too big. Keep in a cool place, avoiding draughts, heat sources and strong sunlight. 

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