Coffee Arabica

Top tip – Recycle those beans!

Here at Roots we love to re-cycle. Lately, our enthusiasm for different ways to ‘make do and mend’ has led us to a new, plentiful source of plant fertiliser AND brought us new friends to boot! Roasted coffee granules, already well known as a good addition to any compost heap,…

Bouquet of Daffodils, Ranunculus and Mimosia

Happy Easter and the Daffadowndilly

Easter is here and whether you call them Narcissi, Daffodil, Daffadowndilly, Jonquil or the Lent Lily – the early appearance of the bright yellow trumpet-shaped flower is a given in early spring, and is often connected with Easter due to it symbolising rebirth and new beginnings. The British native variety…

A basket of English Primrose plants

Mothering Sunday and the English Primrose

While Mothering Sunday can fall on any Sunday within a four week period during Lent (depending on the moon’s phase) the English primrose ALWAYS seems to manage to coincide an appearance too. And so it is in Bristol this year, with the rustic plant brightening up many a dark corner…

Capanula Bellflower creeping out the walls in St Werburghs park Bristol

Alpine Plants Creeping Around Bristol

Alpines; we love these at Roots, they’re plentiful and varied – ranging from climbers to rockery plants to trees – and often they’re evergreen too. Many are slow-growing and compact, providing small gardens with some all-round colour and texture. Despite their name there are varieties that will (and happily do) exist…