Wednesday, 7 February 2018
We are often asked about the history of Botanica and how it has developed over time, so let’s share our story with you.
Tuesday, 30 January 2018
World Wetlands Day. It’s all about appreciating the wetlands for what they are, vital ecosystems that are home to hundreds of beings.
Wednesday, 24 January 2018
This Valentine’s day, instead of gifting cut flowers, why not gift a live plant? You’ll be able to watch your love grow with the plant, and each year when it blooms you’ll remember that special someone. We’ve curated a small selection of our favourite plants for Valentine’s day, but we always recommend gifting your partner’s favourite as an extra special way to brighten their day.
Wednesday, 17 January 2018
National Squirrel appreciation day, 21st January, was started as a way to educate the general public about these vital beings who help spread seeds which sustains and expands plant communities and ecosystems.
Wednesday, 20 December 2017
What seems like a long time ago, way back in June, we wrote all about the mystery surrounding the summer solstice. This time of year, on the 21st of December, just a few days before Christmas hits us, Winter Solstice will be upon us.
Monday, 18 December 2017
Remedies from all natural ingredients are our favourite thing to make, especially at this time of year. Most recently, we've been collecting Cramp Bark, Guelder rose (Viburnum opulus), to ward off those pesky pains that we all experience from time to time.
Tuesday, 5 December 2017
One of the most common questions we get asked is, why should we buy bare root? Here we explain why bare root is often purchased in bulk, and what it means!
Tuesday, 28 November 2017
Just one look at our company ethos will tell you just how much we love all sorts of creatures, big or small. This week, we’ve been particularly preoccupied with making sure our spiky friends are well looked after - ready for the onslaught of the cold weather we’re about to experience.
Monday, 20 November 2017
Becoming a holder of a National Collection is a considerable achievement and involves a rigorous process. We have spent the last 5 years collecting and cultivating Santolina specimens, and now boast a collection of over 20 varieties. Some of the rarer forms took months of tracking down and are not presently found or grown in the UK.
Friday, 27 October 2017
This year we’ve received further warnings from the Forestry Commission and The Plant Health Inspectorate about yet another possible threat of Xylella.