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To get the best finish that’ll last the distance, we’ve put together a guide for the best method of installing Basque Natural Stone pavers. If you wish to use an alternate method of laying, you should contact Flower Power prior to laying.   For Basque Natural Stone care and maintenance, click here.   Selecting the […]

Rules, tips and advice for keeping your Basque Natural Stone pavers looking great for longer.   For our Basque Natural Stone paver installation guide, click here.   Stone floors – indoor and outdoor Use interior and exterior mats at all entrances to keep dirt and grit off floor. Wash or sweep the floors regularly. Wipe up […]

We all have a spot that fills us with dread every time we catch a glimpse of it. Let these four ideas inspire you to transform that space from drab to fab!   Pavers Pavers are an easy, long-lasting and low-maintenance solution to a drab space. A stepping stone path is another great option and lets you […]

Creating a colourful display of perennials in a hanging basket or wine barrel is fun, creative, rewarding and a fab way to add a pop of perennial colour to even the tiniest of outdoor spaces.   Choosing your plants Planting one variety is the easiest and quickest way to create a colourful hanging basket or […]

Helping plants cope with winter

Cold conditions take their toll on plants during winter. In recent years, winters have become more extreme with frost, very low temperatures and even snow occurring over a wider area than ever before. While some winters are mild, gardeners should be prepared for damaging winter conditions between autumn and early spring. The good news is […]

Does your mum have a style that’s all her own? Is she a super-busy supermum? Or is she forever getting stuck into the garden?  This Mother’s Day, let us help you find the perfect Mother’s Day gift, with a little giftspiration from three Flower Power mums.   Juanita Barrie, Flower Power training manager and green […]

Pruning guide

For many gardeners the thought of pruning a plant causes stress and doubt. When is the right time to prune? How much should I prune? What do I prune? These are all the questions that jostle for answers as you look at a plant, secateurs in hand. The first rule of pruning is don’t panic! […]

Why grow herbs and vegies in a raised garden bed? Raised garden beds are a brilliant way to grow edibles. Great soil is key to growing herbs and vegies, so if your soil is rock-hard clay or pure sand, a raised garden bed filled with top-notch soil makes perfect sense. It’s also a life-saver if you […]

In the night garden

Night scent Scented plants add an extra dimension to the night garden. Perfume is one of the lures plants use to attract pollinators to their flowers. Those plants that rely on night-flying insects for pollination (such as moths and beetles) may be extra fragrant at night or may only open at night, furling their flowers […]

  Soft-tip yucca Yucca elephantipes Also known as a spineless yucca, there’s nothing timid about this bold South American native. Bring out its natural beauty and enhance its sculptural shape by removing old leaves from the bottom of the trunk. You can also keep its width and height in check by cutting back the top and stems. To […]

There are many reasons to love this glossy evergreen shrub but we’ve narrowed it down to three really great ones. 1. Coprosma provide year-round colour While seasonal stars bring interest and joy to a garden it’s the well selected, year-round plants that make a design consistently great. Coprosma offers year-round colour and a range of new hybrids offer a selection […]

Foliage plants for shade

Colourful leaves are not only a feature of deciduous trees in autumn. There are plants that sport dramatically coloured and patterned leaves all year round. Canny garden designers use these coloured foliage plants for year round colour especially in shady areas where flowering plants don’t grow so well or to provide colour when flowering plants […]