Bring the Garden Indoors
Winter is here, but why should that mean you can’t still enjoy green plants, flowers and everything else you like to do in your garden? Here, we’ve revealed how you can bring the garden indoors and enjoy garden life from the warmth of indoors.
We’re not saying you need to dig up your shrubbery and bring it indoors – simply purchase some house plants. This great advice article from B&Q details which house plants require more care and which can be simply left alone.
Some of our favourites mentioned in the article are Orchids because they are flowering house plants and easy to care for, as well as cacti and succulents which we think look great in bedrooms and palms and spider plants which are great living area plants.
Houseplants will make your home look more attractive and you can get some great pots to match your existing colour scheme or to add a pop of colour to your room. Plus, house plants are a great way to get your gardening fix whilst the garden is out of action in the winter.
Create a Windowsill Box
This is something you can get the kids involved in and is perfect for kitchens or conservatories. Start planting some bulbs in a plant box and put it on your windowsill and watch them bloom. This will brighten up your room, allow you to keep gardening and, when it’s warmer you can take the plants outside and start your spring gardening with them.
The great thing about a windowsill box is that it can be as big or small as you like as you can use a proper pot or just some old yoghurt pots and you can grow flowers, shrubs or even cress which is great for the kids to have fun with.
Bring your Rattan Garden Furniture Indoors
If you’ve got rattan garden furniture, then it is perfectly comfortable furniture that can also be used indoors. Conservatories are the prime place to be able to enjoy your rattan garden furniture throughout the winter.
Rattan is fine to be left out in the garden all year round, but it simply means you don’t get to use it, so bringing it into your home throughout winter means you get year-round use for your furniture. The warm indoor temperatures will have no effect on the rattan’s longevity or durability as it is designed to withstand high and cool temperatures alike.
If you don’t already have rattan garden furniture but were thinking about holding off buying until next spring, why wait? You’re going to get a much better deal buying out of season and you can use the furniture indoors until it gets warm enough to sit outside.
Grow your Own Fruit/Vegetables
If you have a vegetable patch in your garden, then continue to grow fruit and vegetables indoors throughout the winter. According to sheknows.com lemons, tomatoes, lettuce and carrots can all be grown indoors.
Growing your own vegetables indoors is and a brilliant way to stay green-fingered and also a fun way to keep healthy throughout the winter. Why not make your own tomato soup with your home-grown tomatoes? What could be more wintery and warming for the body and the soul!