Celebrations And Holidays, Mothers' Day, Scott

Mother’s Day is an opportunity to say thank you. And who deserves more thanks than mum? In order to really make mothers day special this year read below to discover some of our best gifting ideas. 

Help your kids celebrate their mum

It’s easy to help your kids celebrate their mother with a day she’ll treasure. Whether its a nice of cup of tea when she wakes up or a full breakfast in bed, mothers day morning is perfect for making a memorable start to mums special day. Don’t be the one who makes a quick stop at the petrol station for flowers, instead, brighten up her morning with some unique plants and flower options. Orchids are a beautiful gift that can last for weeks at a time, whilst houseplants offer a different take on the standard bouquet. Help your kids to make a special card to go alongside it and mum will have a morning she won’t forget.    

mother's day breakfast

Beautiful gifts for the very best of mums

Say thank you with something beautiful this mother’s day. A special gift for the garden is the perfect way to mark mothers day and a chance to enjoy your outdoor space together. Perhaps some lighting can help you continue those summer evenings that you never want to end? Or some bird nest boxes can help you both to enjoy your love of nature. Some blankets and cushions can make time spent relaxing on the garden sofa even cosier and our bare root trees let you give gifts that keep on growing.     

 mother's day gift lighting 

Remembering all the good times

Though not mum is still with us, what better day to think back on good times than mothers day. Your garden can be the perfect spot to reflect and remember and smile with a simple garden bench providing the ideal spot. Maybe add some of mum’s favourite flowers planted nearby? Or mix in the sound of running water to help relax and reminisce. Cultivate a spot you can always return to and you can celebrate the day forever. 

mother's day gift bench

Discover the perfect gift for celebrating your mum this year with our dedicated range, available here. 

Scott at PrimroseScott Roberts is a copywriter currently making content for the Primrose site and blog. When at his desk he’s thinking of new ways to describe a garden bench. Away from his desk he’s either looking at photos of dogs or worrying about the environment. He does nothing else, just those two things.

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Decoration, Flowers, Garden Design, Gardening, Gardening & Landscaping, Gardens, How To, Indoor, Indoor Plants, Mothers' Day, Plants, RHS

The Best Climbing Plants to Grow in Pots

The use of climbing plants within both your garden and home can forge stunning depth, create floral interest, and even conceal unsightly fences and walls. Climbers are additionally commended for their ability to attract and accommodate wildlife, whether they are nesting birds, butterflies, or bees. 

The use of pots in growing climbing plants is often fundamental, particularly if you are seeking to adorn your patio, terrace, or balcony space. Pots will further enable you to retain greater control over the soil pH, drainage, and positioning that your climbing plants will receive. A garden with soil that is rich in fine clay particles will likely experience poor drainage, nevertheless, planting climbers into pots will mitigate these risks and ensure hospitable growing conditions. 

Within this post, we will detail five climbing plants considered most suited to being grown in pots. This post has been structured to reflect differing gardens, and possible themes that you may wish to evoke; covering the cottage garden, the urban garden, the simplistic garden, the creation of interesting arches, and concluding with how climbing plants can be utilised indoors. 

The Cottage Garden

The Best Climbing Plants to Grow in Pots

Within the traditional cottage garden, you can expect to see lupins, dianthus, delphiniums, lavender, and campanula, to name a few examples. Nevertheless, a rose’s abundance of large, scented petals that are so neatly tied together will always offer a classically graceful feel. Aside from this variety’s monumentally beautiful appearance, this ‘Giardina‘ climber rose will happily grow in pots; ideally on a sunny patio adorning the front of your home, or arranged around an archway. 

A pretty modern climbing rose, this variety will bear large, pale-pink blooms with delicate petals that increase in vibrancy towards the centre of each flower. Repeat flowering, this rose will display stunning blooms from Summer through to Autumn; gracing your garden with a long-lasting display. Each flower will boast a fresh scent with delicate floral undertones, and will make a stunning cut flower, which will keep for a generous period of time when placed into a vase.

The Best Climbing Plants to Grow in Pots

With Mother’s Day merely a matter of weeks away, this rose variety would prove a wonderfully sentimental gift, that can be appreciated year after year. It can be ordered here

The Urban Garden

The Best Climbing Plants to Grow in Pots

Whether they are  located in London, Bristol, or Manchester, it will never be unusual for urban homes to have smaller-sized gardens, and, when paired with residents who may lead busier lives, ensuring an interesting, flourishing garden can entail an inconvenient compromise on time. 

A climbing plant considered low-maintenance, visually-impactful, and suited to pots, consists of our jasmine climber (Trachelospermum jasminoides).  This jasmine plant will grace your outdoor space with delicate, luminous-white blooms that will release a beautifully sweet and relaxing scent. The shape of each flower somewhat resembles that of a wind spinner, which will form enchanting silhouettes within your garden. Accompanying these blooms is glossy green foliage, which will evolve into a bronze shade during Winter, and as such, you can enjoy elegant seasonal displays with very minimal effort.

The Best Climbing Plants to Grow in Pots

This jasmine plant can be ordered here. 

The Simplistic Garden

The Best Climbing Plants to Grow in Pots

Making floral additions to your garden can necessitate plenty of thinking, specifically, ‘will this work with my other plants?’. If you also live with those who have tastes that differ to your own, you may ponder even more. This is often why a simplistic approach is so convenient. For this theme, we have selected a climbing plant that we believe will satisfy every possible taste.

Clematis is often the first climbing plant that will spring to a gardener’s mind when considering container or pot growing. Even when planted into a very small pot, clematis plants will provide a magnificent flowering display- with the colder months included.  

The Best Climbing Plants to Grow in Pots

This ‘Miss Bateman’ variety of clematis will produce a rosette of large, oval-shaped petals in a crisp-white shade, contrasting beautifully against a delicate yellow and maroon centre. Vigorously-growing, this plant will flower in Summer, and again in early Autumn. They can be ordered through this link

Forming Interesting Arches

The Best Climbing Plants to Grow in Pots

Aside from adding charming structure to your garden, arches are a wonderful means of allowing scents to linger, and varying colours to intersperse with one another. Benefitting from an excellent growing habit, and relishing more sheltered areas, our ‘Blue Passion Flower’ plant is a fitting option for enhancing your garden’s arches or archways.

Displaying maroon, violet and white operculums that delicately rest on large white sepals, passion flowers are arguably one of the most unusually-structured plants around. Hardy, and with a vigorous growing habit, this passion flower will flourish within a pot or container; ideally placed in pairs beside each side of an archway for a subtle, yet highly exotic edge.

The Best Climbing Plants to Grow in Pots

This passion flower plant , which can be ordered here, proudly carries the Royal Horticultural Society’s ‘Award of Garden Merit’; affirming its reliable performance, availability, stable form and colour, good constitution, and resistance to pests and diseases.  

The Use of Indoor Climbing Plants

The Best Climbing Plants for Pots

The use of climbing plants need not be confined to the outdoors; the benefits of accommodating climbing plants within your home do not differ from those of house plants. This monstera plant will absorb harmful gases via its leaves and roots, contributing to a healthier environment for you and your loved ones. Studies have additionally linked the presence of indoor plants to reduced stress, enhanced creativity, and also productivity. Interestingly, the latter benefit has been evidenced by the reaction time of employees increasing by 12% when in close proximity to house plants.

One of our favourite climbing plants that will happily grow indoors is our ‘Monkey Leaf Monstera’, which features large, oval-shaped leaves that display unusual perforation, resulting in an appearance comparable to Swiss cheese. This plant will arrive bound to a moss pole, enabling it to form interesting shape within your home. 

The Best Climbing Plants to Grow in Pots

This charming Monstera deliciosa can be purchased through the following link

If you wish to know more surrounding the air-purifying abilities of plants, you can find additional information here

Gardening, Grow Your Own, Mothers' Day, Tyler

This year Mother’s Day falls on 31st March 2019 so now is the best time to start planning what you will treat your mum if you haven’t done so already! So we thought to help give you some inspiration by coming up with a list of our top gifts to make your mother’s day special.

Mum’s Kitchen Herb Windowsill Planter

This amazing herb planter will be the perfect gift for your mother! With a natural wooden finish, it will allow to grow all her favourite herbs in the comfort of her own home. It also informs everyone in the household that she owns the kitchen too.

mother's-day-gift

‘Thank You’ Patio Rose – 5.5L Pot

Say thank you for being the best mum in the world with our ‘Thank You’ patio rose! These rose offers an abundance of colour which all make all mum’s smile with joy knowing that they are appreciated for everything they do.

Solar Metal Elephant Silhouette

Our beautiful solar metal elephant silhouette will make a perfect addition to your mother’s garden. The best part about is the built in lights that come to life at night time which visitors will find hard to forget the elephants glow. It is best placed on a patio where plenty of sunlight can be absorbed by its solar panels.

Colour Changing Solar Wind Spinner Lights

An alternative to the elephant silhouette, why not treat your mother to a color changing solar wind spinner light! These set of light has a colour changing bulb which will circulate through colours such as blue, green, red and purple and may certainly make the neighbors jealous as they peer through their windows.

Shubunkin Spills 4 Tier Cascading Water Feature

Last but not least, our shubunkin spills 4 tier water feature offers a calming atmosphere for your mother to indulge in. This elegant stone finished water feature is ideal relaxing in the garden after a hard day’s work to help her enjoy life a little more.

Tyler at PrimroseTyler works in the Primrose Marketing team, mainly working on Social Media and Online Marketing.

Tyler is a big fan on everything sports and supports Arsenal Football Club. When not writing Primrose blogs and tweets, you can find Tyler playing for his local Sunday football team or in the gym.

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Gardening, Gardens, Mothers' Day, Planters, Tyler, Water Features

Mother’s Day is upon us and is set to be on the 11th March this year. It is always best to plan earlier to make sure you get the right present for the most important woman in your life. For those of you that need inspiration, we have the best 5 Mother’s Day gifts that will put a smile on your mother’s face!

‘Mum in A Million’ Bush Rose

Stay traditional and stick to our personal favourite, the ‘Mum in A Million’ Bush rose! These beautiful bunch of flowers would be the perfect gift for your mother to show off in the house, either on the dining table or the windowsill as long as people that come to visit can see them in all its glory. The name says it all too; imagine her reaction to know she’s a ‘Mum in a Million’!

mum in a million bush rose

Herb Garden Windowsill Planter

Another great windowsill sitter, the Herb Garden Windowsill planter will be a great option for those Mum’s that love to grow their own herbs. The planter will contain three sachets of seeds and some soil which means it can get going and set up in no time. Make sure to check out our Personalised range too!

herb garden planter

Howard Hare Sculpture

Make it an unforgettable Mother’s Day and surprise her with this cute Howard Hare Sculpture. This ornament will certainly draw attention from anyone that sets eyes on him. Suitable for indoors and outdoors so it may be a challenge when it comes to deciding where to place the sculpture.

howard hare sculpture

Bubble Tower

Add bubbles and coloured lights together… What do you get? That’s right, our Water Feature Bubble Tower! This stainless steel finish water feature is easy to set up by simply adding water and it is certain to add more colour to the living room with 15 colours to choose from! With the soothing bubbles effect, we are sure Mum’s will love this!

bubble tower

Camper Van Planter

The Camper Van Planter is a great option to give this Mother’s Day to choose over your traditional planter. Adding character to your garden as well as reminding you of the hot sun on a Summer’s day, it will sure cheer Mum’s up as she unwraps it!

camper van planter

Didn’t think the gifts listed aren’t the right present for your Mum? Don’t fear! We have plenty more to choose from on our Gardening Gifts page.

Tyler at PrimroseTyler works in the Primrose Marketing team, mainly working on Social Media and Online Marketing.

Tyler is a big fan on everything sports and supports Arsenal Football Club. When not writing Primrose blogs and tweets, you can find Tyler playing for his local Sunday football team or in the gym.

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