For most people, conservatories represent a place of peace and tranquillity where one can relax and feel a little closer to the nature of the outside. If you’re struggling to get this vibe when stepping out in your current extended living space, adding in some plants, flowers, and shrubbery can help you achieve a similar effect. But what’s the best approach to take when doing this? A&B Asset are on hand to help!
For those just starting out placing plants in their conservatory or extended space, olive plants are the perfect choice. Attractive, natural, and extremely easy to care for and look after, olive plants make for a great ‘practice plant’ as they can cope with almost any amount of pruning. Known as “the humble houseplant” for a reason, they buck the trend and have evolved to suit the indoors well thanks to their tolerance of dry air.
Such a tolerance allows their silver-backed foliage to last all year round, brightening up not just conservatories but dark and dilapidated areas of the household. Homeowners looking to set and forget when brightening up their conservatory need look no further than olive plants.
Depending on how acquainted you are on gardening in the first place, you may or may not know that many common plants only grow during a particular season. These plants are commonly referred to as ‘seasonal’. In the same vein, plants that are only expected to last a one-year cycle are belong to the ‘annual’ type of plant families. Our first bit of advice would be to consult your plant supplier before greening up your conservatory to avoid any near future disappointment.
As long as you’re aware of what you’re getting into, however, Annual plant life like winter-flowering potted plants work well to cheer up conservatories at a time of year where flowers wouldn’t typically be common to come by. Other plants that are okay without heating throughout the winter include narcissus, forced hyacinth, coloured primrose and polyanthus. This leaves plenty of potential for homeowners to experiment with seasonal greenery.
If you’re looking to overwinter plants and flowers that would normally sit outside on the patio, we advise pruning them here before bringing them into your conservatory to achieve the best results. While you’re at it, it’s worth checking them over for any dead leaves or insect infestation before placing them in your conservatory, avoiding any future problems as you prune them throughout the season to keep them under control.
Hopefully that’s helped somewhat inspire you to start bringing your plant life indoors, acting as an ideal way to make the space feel more natural regardless of season. For more advice on how to get the most out of your extended living space, feel free to get in touch with a member of the A&B Asset team today.