Whether you’re a first-time buyer or just looking to spruce up your home, there are plenty of places to pick up a new houseplant in the UK.
There are even more options for those who are gardening gear junkies with plenty of quality potting mixes, beautiful outdoor lights and gardening accessories at an affordable price.
Here is a list of some of the best houseplants to buy in the UK.
Poppies are a traditional houseplant for bringing a bit of colour to your garden. They are small but extremely prolific. There are many different varieties to choose from and they even have germination aids!
You will need to prick a little into your garden with a pencil tip to make sure that you get a good genetic match. Poppies can be bought fresh or dried and can last from a couple of weeks to a couple of months depending on the variety of plant.
2. Sweet William
Sweet William is a succulent plant that gets its name from its sweet scent and leaves and can also be dried out.
Soft the leaves, pop them into a pot for a few weeks and then dry them out if they dry out. A great alternative for sifting herbs into the pots. They also work well for installing pergolas or plants into the roof to create a green canopy.
It’s a hard-working vine and if you live in a snowy winter it’s a safe bet you will put it in the ground. Snowdrops are fascinating to look at as they look like they are growing out of their own dust but they grow to between 14cm and 19cm in height and are long-lived if you manage to plant them regularly.
You can also buy native plants from the garden centres as they have similar flowers and fruiting characteristics to more exotic plants.
Angelica is a perennial plant that is part of the Narcissus family. It’s an interesting plant as it has many different types of seed, bracts and roots which create a beautiful lawn and can give you up to five years of full colour. You can also plant them indoors as they will grow wonderfully indoors from frost to spring.
5. Pollinators and Root Plants
Large tree plants such as evergreens and trees provide shelter for pollinators such as bees. They are fantastic for family and cost-effective as you can buy nursery-grade plants that are compatible with local wildlife.
A number of beautiful potted plants come with charms or little key stone specimens that you can have as gifts. Alternatively if you are a garden centre veteran, you can get these with cut flowers or other plant fresh from your own garden.
Use your spring buying list as a guide to buying the best houseplants in the UK for you. Make sure to choose the right plant, get it watered thoroughly and enjoy it for a long time.