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Staying in touch in difficult times

Recent developments in the Coronvirus situation mean many of us are worried about our loved ones

Even if we are fit and well ourselves, we all know people who are more vulnerable, whether it's those over 70, those with existing medical conditions or those working at the front line helping to treat and care for those already affected. In difficult times our friends and family are even more important, but if you can't see them or if you are trying to protect each other by staying away, then other forms of communication become even more important. Government guidelines are encouraging people to use technology to stay in touch remotely and Facetime and other video calls are a great way to stay connected. Sending plants, cards and other gifts are also a wonderful way to show you care.

Plants make great gifts when you can't be there

Whether it's something cheerful to brighten the spirits indoors or a plant for the garden we've got plenty to choose from and our team and our couriers are taking precautions to ensure that we can deliver as safely as possible including delivering to a designated safe spot or doorstep if that helps. We're taking extra steps to avoid infection at our nursery and all our plants are packed by a small team of very careful plant lovers.

Mothers Day Gift ideas for the house

From funky 'Curly Slim' Tilandsias to early flowering hydrangeas to funky pineapple plants we've plenty of gifts to bring a smile.

Mothers Day Plants for the garden

In these difficult times, a bit of fresh air and time in the garden can be a great way to bring a bit of peace and well being.

The weeks and months ahead are likely to be tricky ones for all of us and as a small family run business we will be concentrating on looking after each other and our customers through these turbulent times.

If you are feeling anxious, don't forget you are not alone and amongst the bad news there are also heartwarming stories of communities coming together. For more top tips on how to cope in the current crisis, check out Sarah Furness's well being blog How to keep calm and carry on being well

Because we specialise in plants as gifts, the plants available on our website are usually looking fantastic and currently in season. See our full selection of seasonal flowering plants here or of course you are welcome to give us a call in office hours and we can advise you on the best plant for a particular position or person.

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