The Green Edit

5 ways to connect to nature for Mental Health Awareness Week

Get outside and feel the benefits on your mental health. Today marks the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Week (10-16th May), and this year the theme is nature. Green spaces and the unlimited beauty the great outdoors possesses will always be huge...
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How to create a garden border

Give your outdoor space some flower power by creating a border – not only stunning to admire, but beneficial to wildlife, too. A garden border is a fantastic way to spruce up your garden – and it’s not as difficult...
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5 palm plants to grow inside this summer

Add a touch of the tropics to your home with these palm plants. There’s something about palm plants that transport us to tropical climates and remind us of holidays to exotic locations – even if we’re going no further than...
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5 steps to successful propagation

Think it’s tricky to propagate your plants? Think again! Follow these five steps and you’ll be producing plant babies in no time! While there are many methods of propagation, cutting from the stem works best on a plant that has...
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Jo Thompson: The gardening advice you need to know

To celebrate National Gardening Week, we chat to none other than one of the country's top garden designers - Jo Thompson.

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Ellen Mary: The gardening advice you need to know

To celebrate National Gardening Week, we chat to Ellen Mary, to get her expert tips on keeping your outdoor space in top condition.
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5 ways to be kind to the Earth

To celebrate Earth Day, here’s five easy ways to do your bit to look after the planet.  1) Grow your own Of course, we love growing plants at Beards & Daisies, so why not extend this to growing your own...
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How you can protect green spaces in your community

Fields and parks are at the heart of our communities, so here's how to show them love and keep them going for future generations to enjoy. Whilst we’ve always been great lovers of nature and the great outdoors, the past year...
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3 of our favourite bars and restaurants that are plant heaven

Need some inspiration for your next dining and drinks destination now we have a little more freedom? We’ve got you covered! What happens when you join up two of our greatest loves in life – plants and eating out? A...
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Meet our plant bundles

Take the hassle and time out of assembling a green gang, and make use of our expertise, with a carefully curated plant bundle, designed to complement your needs and lifestyle. Prepare yourself for bundles of fun with our plant packages....
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The Growing Up Interview: Molly Masters, Founder of Books That Matter

Who helped you grow? And what advice has led you to where you are today? We catch up with friend of Beards & Daisies and founder of two book subscription brands, Molly Masters, to discover the pearls of wisdom that have...
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Ask the plant folk #2

Being a plant parent can sometimes be tricky, but we are always here to help! Founder, Jo, is on hand to answer some of your most commonly-asked questions. My plants are attracting a lot of flies — what do you...
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The best plants to relieve stress

Feel a little less frazzled and a little more zen thanks to these green friend
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Easter recipes to bake over the long weekend

Celebrate the bank holiday weekend with these delicious seasonal bakes. Easter Chocolate Cupcakes For the cake 115g Stork margarine (Original tub) 115g caster sugar 2 large eggs 115g self-raising flour, sieved 1 tablespoon cocoa ½ teaspoon baking powder For the...
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The best plants for Easter gifts and decorations

Celebrate the long Easter weekend, the green way, with some of our favourite plants that multi-task as great presents and table décor. Whilst chocolate is the obvious first port of call for the looming bank holiday weekend, some seasonal plants...
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Quick and easy ways to refresh your garden for summer

You don't have to spend a fortune to update your garden. Warmer, bright days are coming, so give your outdoor space a quick seasonal spruce up with these easy hacks. Get painting Winter can be harsh on wooden garden furniture...
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Upgrade your garden with our new range of outdoor plants

Huge news - our range of outdoor plants has arrived! We’re so excited to announce the launch of our outdoor plant collection today. Whoever you are, wherever you live, we’re here to help you make the most of your outdoor space...
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How to update your home for spring

Shake off the winter blues and freshen up your home with touches of the spring time.
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5 ways to feel happier instantly

It’s International Day of Happiness, so to celebrate here’s five instant mood boosters “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”  Yes, we’re quoting Harry Potter, but for good...
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My Life In Plants: Zanna van Dijk

We're so excited to announce our collaboration with Zanna van Dijk, and here you can get to know her a little better, as we chat all things plants.
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5 ways to spring clean your plants

Freshen up your green friends for the new season with these easy hacks.

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Do you really need plant fertiliser?

Everything you’ll ever need to know about helping your houseplants thrive with this growing essential. There’s nothing better than seeing your green family growing to new heights and thriving in perfect health. And as a proud plant parent, we want...
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Mother's Day Bake: Elderflower and Lemon Drizzle Loaf Cake

Bake your way to mum's heart this Mother's Day with a sweet and spongy cake.
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International Women's Day 2021: The team share the best piece of advice we ever got from mum

This International Women’s Day, we’re sharing the best bits of advice of our mums ever gave us.
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5 Nature-Themed Reads To Celebrate World Book Day With

We've combined two of our greatest loves - books and the great outdoors - to bring you a must-read list this World Book Day.
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5 ways to spend mother's day this year

This Mother's Day, celebrate the ones who raised you with these five lockdown-friendly activities.
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5 plant gifts to treat mum to this Mother’s Day

This Mother's Day, celebrate the ones who raised you with our thoughtful range of gifting. Where would any of us be without our mums? And with Mothering Sunday fast approaching (14th March), make sure that special woman in your life...
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My life in plants: Rafael Viegas Ramos

He’s an architect, artist and biophilia advocate, with 100+ plants to his name. We chat all things green with Rafael Viegas Ramos.
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The best botanical skincare brands

Think plants are just for making your home a bit greener? Think again. It goes without saying that we’re obsessed plants here at Beards & Daisies – so, of course, we’re keen to incorporate them into all areas of our life – and that extends to our bathroom shelves, too.
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Lets Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day

Today – 17th February – marks Random Acts of Kindness Day – a entire day dedicated to the simplicity and selflessness of being nice to someone just because. A sentiment that should really be celebrated and incorporated into every day life, but sometimes we all became far too caught up with our own lives and problems that we lose sight of this. With the pandemic sadly far from over, we think kindness is the tonic we could all do with a dose of right now, so to mark this positive day, here are five ways to spread the love.
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3 Pancake Recipes To Try Today

Forget Valentine's Day, Pancake Day which follows two days later is arguably the best day of February! So to mark the occasion we'll be making as much pancake batter as our stomachs can handle with these delicious recipes courtesy
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3 of the best desk plants to motivate you when from working from home

The pandemic has undoubtedly changed the way we work, with many of us now working remotely so we can stay at home in accordance with lockdown rules. In the world of the ‘new normal’, Zoom meetings, dining table desk set-ups and a commute that stretches no more than a mere few steps.
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3 valentines recipes to cook at home

A delicious meal is the perfect way to mark the most romantic day of the year, no matter what your relationship status is. Behind plants (of course!), food is our one true love, so time to whip up a storm with these vegetarian meals from Hello Fresh.
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How to show love in lockdown this Valentine’s Day

Whilst lockdown might be forcing us to stay put, there are still an abundance of heartfelt gestures you can do to mark the occasion, whether you’re single, taken for, apart from your significant other or having a Galentine’s celebration, we’ve got something for everyone.
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One Plant, Three Ways: Monstera

We’ve always said this, but plants are great multi-taskers. Not only do they look good, but they do good, too. Mood boosting? Check. Air purifying? Check. Calming? Check. And even when placed in your home, they’re not just limited to...
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Listen up: 5 of the best plant podcasts

Plug your headphones in, it’s time to give your audio a green makeover. Plants and podcast make for a dreamy pairing if you ask us! So whether you’ve recently immersed yourself into the world of all things green, or have...
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5 Romantic Plant Gifts for Valentine’s Day

Whoever you're loving this Valentine's Day, whether you’re or coupled up, or just want to show yours truly some self-love, Valentine’s Day is a mere two weeks away so we’ve collated some of our most romantic plant presents. And whilst flowers may be the obvious gift choice, we think it’s time to celebrate the houseplant, and enjoy a love that will grow this year.
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4 ways to live greener with bottlegreen

Being eco-friendly really can be easy as these simple switches prove. From the products we buy, to the places we shop – we can all find small ways to be a little kinder to the planet.
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Ask the plant folk #1

Founder, Jo, is on hand to answer some of your most commonly-asked questions.
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The Social Distancing Kitchen – we meet the mother daughter duo brightening up lockdown and Veganuary

Like many others over the past year, 22 year-old, Molly Nathan had to put her travel plans on hold when the pandemic hit. Determined to put all the time she suddenly had on her hands to good use
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Houseplant Terminology: Made Easy

Read our guide and you’ll know your pruning from your propagation in no time! Deciduous A plant that naturally goes through a cycle whereby it drops all of its l
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How To Beat The January Blues

Ahhhh January. It’s a love-hate relationship. The promise of a fresh start and new beginnings really gets us going, but then the freezing cold weather, depleted bank balance and that general gloomy feeling that brings us down to reality when we realise summer is still quite a way off can be quite a mood killer.

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My life in plants: Natasha Sidhu

Her Instagram, @la_sidhu, gives us serious botanical envy, so naturally we caught up with Natasha to talk our favourite topic – plants Tell us a bit about yourself… My names Natasha and I’m a content creator and product stylist from...
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5 Yoga Poses Inspired by Plants

Yoga and nature are intrinsically linked, and so having a home yoga space surrounded by plants can super boost your practise to a whole new level. 
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Boost Your Wellbeing With Plants

Ever thought your penchant for plants was becoming a little unhealthy? Well there’s no such thing in our opinion – in fact, health and houseplants go hand-in-hand. 
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How To Care For XL Plants

You know the phrase ‘go big, or go home’ – that’s our mantra when it comes to our new range of XL sized plants. The bigger, the better! And whilst tall plants make for a standout display within your home, they can require some extra care – but do
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5 Ways To Keep Your Plants Happy This Winter

As we hurtle into winter and the colder months, it's important to take some extra measures to make sure your plants are happy and well. We've put together our top tips to keep your green pals in tip top condition, whatever the weather. 

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How To Replant Your Picea Conica Tree Outside After Christmas

The Picea Conica tree is a plant that can be moved to the garden once the festive season is over to thrive all year around. Also known as the dwarf Alberta spruce, this tree is very carefree and you don’t need to be particularly green fingered to ensure it grows well outdoors, either. 
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Pandemic-Friendly Ways To Keep Yourself Amused At Home Over The Christmas Period

If we take anything from 2020, it’s how to keep ourselves amused when confined to the same four walls. Yep, it’s officially been the year of staying at home, and although good news of the Covid vaccines is reassuring us that there is light at the end of the tunnel, we’re not out the woods just yet. Undoubtedly, Christmas is going to be a bit different for everyone this year. And usually, when we have days of annual leave, we stuff them full of plenty of plans and people to catch up with. 
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5 good things that happened this year

The past year will largely be remembered as the time we all pressed pause. As coronavirus swept across the globe, it forced us to change the way we live in so many ways. Nations locked down, countries closed their borders, flights were grounded, offices were shut and the spontaneity of simply popping out the shops or to grab lunch with friends became something we had to organise and plan in advance.
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How to look after your plants when you're heading home for the holidays

As much as we’d love to take our plants with us to celebrate Christmas, we don’t know how much room we’ll have for them in the car, let alone getting them a seat the train.
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Everything You Need To Know About Caring For Calatheas

The marantaceae family (which includes calathea, maranta, stromanthe and many other ‘prayer plants’) is a big old plant family. Many of them are recognised by the fact they close their leaves up at night time, and lower them during the day.
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The plants set to be big in 2021

2020 was officially the year our love for houseplants became deeply rooted within our hearts. Besides from sitting pretty within our homes, our green friends certainly earn their keep – they purify the air, keep us calm, boost our mood and can even make us more productive!
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5 Independent Brands To Buy Your Christmas Gifts From

It’s no secret that we’ve all changed the way we shop this year, with lockdown forcing traditional bricks and mortar shops to close their doors, while online shopping has taken prominence. We’re also putting our money where our mouth is, and choosing to buy unique items from independent brands a heartfelt ethos. If you want to show your support for the smaller brands this year, here’s our pick of the best to buy your Christmas gifts from.
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Christmas Gift Guide

There’s a plant for everyone, so whether you’re searching for the perfect present for the plant specialist in your life, or something for your office Secret Santa – we’ve got you covered. And whilst we’re proudly the plant folk, offering the biggest range of indoor plants in the UK, greenery isn’t all we do!
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How To Dress The Shooting Star Tree

Is your Christmas tree up yet? There's still time if not! Our Shooting Star Tree is small enough to fit into all homes and comes complete with its own pot cover, decorations, lights and topper. Talk about making it easy for you! 
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6 Pot Upgrades To Treat Your Plants To

There’s a pot to suit every home, from boho hanging offerings, to contemporary and sleek ones that are made from recycled materials. Whatever your preference, your plant deserves the best home possible. Elho Vibes Pot Elho are one of our favour
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Warming Winter Recipes To Make This Week

Three warming, winter dishes from Rebel Recipes.
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5 Plants That Make The Best Gifts

With Christmas on the horizon, get a head start with your shopping and let us inspire you with the present of plants.
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All you need for a green weekend

And whilst it is tempting to lounge on the sofa and admire your plants all day, you’ll really feel the benefit of scheduling in plans, no matter how small. Here’s five ways to not only occupy yourself, but also to be a little greener this weekend.
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How To Dress The Merry & Bright Tree

If you're one of the lucky ones who's already snapped up our Merry & Bright Tree - here is Liz, one of our lovely Plant Folk, with her top tips to get the best out of yours!
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6 Hygge Essentials For Your Home

When the temperatures start to drop and the dark nights draw in, we don’t need much convincing to stay inside, snuggle up and get cosy.  Enter ‘hygge’ – the Danish living concept that has taken over homes nationwide, and although it has no literal translation, it’s all about taking pleasure in the things that bring us comfort and contentment.
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Books To Cosy Up With This Winter

With us all spending so much time at home this year, and it’s more than likely this will continue to be the case for a little while longer whilst the tier system is in place – we all need something to occupy our minds. And we think getting lost in a good book is a perfect way to pass the time and spend a winter’s evening. 
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Biophilic Design – The Interiors Trend You Should Be Making A Note Of

Biophilic design is a nature-inspired approach to home décor. Essentially, it’s all about connecting the outdoors with the indoors – and it can boost your health and wellbeing in the process
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The Best Plants For Your Bathroom

Although it may sound an odd place to keep your green friends, it is actually a great environment for some tropical plants to thrive as the warmth and humidity replicates their natural habitat.
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My Life In Plants: Kate Chilver

If you’re looking for some plant and interiors inspiration, look no further than Tribe and Us. We catch up with Kate to talk about all things green.

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