Interiors

3 Ways To Speed Up The Growth Of Your Plants

It can be more than a little frustrating when you are trying to grow a garden and your plants just aren’t growing that fast at all. However, it is something that happens to even the most experienced and seasoned of gardeners, and if it happens to you, you should not worry too much about it. There are always steps you can take to try and speed up the growth of any plants you might have, and that is something that you might want to bear in mind if you find yourself getting frustrated. In this post, we will take a look at just three of the best ways that you might be able to speed up the growth of the plants in your garden. Any of these could be all you need to do, so they are each definitely worth considering.

three little plants in pots

Open Up For More Light

Not all plants actually need that much light – and there are plenty that will even do better with less light. But for the majority of plants that you are likely to have in your garden, you will need to provide them with as much light as you possibly can. There are a lot of things you can do to make that happen, but one of the main ones to look into first is to make sure that your garden is as open as possible for light to come in from the sun. That means that you might need to call in the tree surgeons to get rid of any trees that are completely crowding your plants, or you might want to just be a little clever about the placement of your plants. However you do it, opening up for more light is always going to be a helpful thing to do.

Use A Feeder

If you want your plants to do well, you will need to think about feeding them at least every now and then. Generally, most normal garden plants will do well with some liquid fertiliser once every two weeks or so, so that is something that you should think about doing. Depending on what kind of plants you have, there are many different kinds of fertiliser to use, but for a generic all-purpose one you can think about finding a decent nitrogen-based food. That will absolutely make for much bigger and healthier plants in no time, and will speed up any that are still getting established.

Space Them Out

The last thing you want is for your plants to be fighting over nutrients. But if you have a lot of plants all crowded in together, then that is exactly what is happening. For your plants to grow fast, you need to make sure that you are giving them enough space each for their roots to grow out and so they can suck up all the nutrients they each need. This is absolutely vital if you want them to be healthy and live longer, too. Be sure not to overcrowd, and each one will be much happier indeed.

Stylish Interiors That Bring Down The Temperature

With temperatures sizzling at the moment, even people from the UK are feeling the burn! Heat makes the home sticky and sweaty and not a very nice place to be. Considering it’s supposed to be the best place to chill and relax, summer can turn your humble abode into a hellhole.

white minimal bedroom interior

The solution is obvious – cool it down, but you don’t want to sacrifice your home décor. Style shouldn’t come over substance; they should be partners. Thankfully, it’s possible to have tasteful interiors that are cool in more ways than one. Carry on reading to find out more.

Opt For Cotton

The boudoir is the place where you feel the heat the most, so it’s the room which needs your full attention. Start with the sheets. If you have standard covers made from polyester, the chances are you will sweat during the night. Why? It’s because they are heavy and trap the hot air. With this in mind, a good option is to switch to cotton, preferably Egyptian, because it’s breathable and lightweight. In bed, you feel every inch of the draft that flows through the room if you switch from polyester to cotton. Plus, King of Cotton says nothing is as stylish as light-coloured sheets that have a beautiful shine.

Go Minimal

Minimalism is a popular home décor trend and one that has more advantages than being stylish. Mainly, it’s a fantastic way to keep the temperature down because they are fewer appliances that create heat. If you adopt this interior style, then you’ve got to think about the few electricals that you do keep in the house. Remember that inefficient ones, such as light bulbs, create lots of heat and only make the house sweatier and stickier. A good tip is to mix minimalism with household items that are eco-friendly and conserve energy; shut out blinds, for example.

Plant Hedges

Technically, they aren’t inside the house but your garden is as every bit as important as the interior of your home. Hedges such as Yew, Thuja and Laurels from Hedgeplants Heijnen are stylish and last all year regardless of the climate. But, they are also great at blocking sunlight and absorbing the sun’s rays. As long as your hedge is thick and tall, it should act as a natural blocker when the burning ball in the sky is at its peak. From a gardening point of view, trimmed hedges are great for adding contrast with a lush lawn and vivid plants and flowers.

Hang A Hammock

A hammock is a perfect partner because it ticks all of the boxes above. It’s light, it’s minimal, and it’s cool. More than that, it’s an excellent focal point in a house because not many homes hang them indoors. If you are a traveller or a bit of a hippy, it will go as far to add your personality to the décor too. So, the next time you can’t sleep because it’s too hot, go and try the hammock instead. 

The thin material and the fact it’s for one person should keep you cool all night long.

 

Living Luxe: Building Your Dream Bucket List

If there’s one thing that each and every one of us should do, it’s reach for the stars. Aim high, set your sights on what you want and get out there and achieve them. Of course, money and material things aren’t everything, but they really are nice to have and are a fantastic reward of your hard work. Here are some of the things you could put on your dream bucket list to motivate you to do your best in work, gain that promotion, start that business or do whatever you want to do. 

writing a list

A beautiful home

A stunning place to live is something that just about all of us covet, a browse through luxury estate agents like William Pitt will really show you ‘how ‘the other half lives.’ Maybe you want a fancy city apartment with views, a beachside villa or a big house in the country? Figure out a plan, what you’d need to do and from there, any compromises you might need to make so that it can become a possibility for you. 

A new car

Aside from our homes, our cars are some of the most expensive purchases that any of us will buy in our lives and getting the vehicle you want is a real achievement. It’s a luxury purchase that will make you feel good, and proud of what you’ve been able to do. There are great options for car finance deals to make things easier, but do have a think first. Make sure your priorities are in the right place, for example, if you’re still living at home with your parents then driving around in a brand new sports car costing more than a house isn’t the best use of your money. However, once you’ve got your home and can comfortably afford to pay for your vehicle each month then do ahead and get it!

Travel to incredible places

Travel really does make life interesting. It helps to break up the mundane routine of daily work, gives you a break, enables you to have memorable experiences and see more of the world. Create a travel bucket list of the places you’d like to go to, while it can be expensive (especially if you want to stay in luxurious hotels) you can often find good deals or go at less busy times of year. Otherwise you could save up for the trip of your dreams every few years, and consider less expensive travel like camping, backpacking and road trips the rest of the time. 

A stunning wardrobe

Finally, some gorgeous items in your wardrobe are always nice to have. From a designer back to high end shoes, a luxurious jacket and some high end jewellery. Carefully research pieces so that they go with as many outfits as possible. That way you can mix and match high and lower end for a designer look without spending as much.