Stewarts Office Plants

We supply many businesses across the South, from Sussex and Surrey, through Hampshire and Dorset to Wiltshire and Somerset. For more information about the services we offer visit our home page, or contact us here. In this blog you'll find news, interesting snippets, stories and pictures of our staff's adventures out on the road.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Money-saving ideas

Why not have another look at office plants now spring is here?
We've still got a lot of smart second-hand containers we'd like to re-use (Stewarts loves to recycle), just as they are, or re-sprayed to suit your office (or home!) colour scheme.

We can also save you money on Reception flowers by offering you some eye-catching displays like orchid bowls or Guzmania bowls, for lots less than weekly fresh flowers.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

How do I get this tree trunk out?

Folks, I'm in a bind here. We have these socket-shaped metal Christmas Tree stands into which we slot the bottom of a cut tree. Having been very busy since Xmas, I have been ignoring the fact that I have one sitting in the greenhouse with a stump of wood jammed solidly in. But I can't ignore it forever.

Any suggestions on how to remove it are welcome, it really is stuck good and proper!

Best idea so far has been set fire to it, burning the wood and leaving the metal. This is the calibre of ideas I have to work with...


Monday, March 01, 2010

Echinocactus grusonii - My unusual first choice

Hi my name is Kim and I work for Stewarts Interior Landscaping, we look after office plants. I work in the office, so know very little about the plants we use to make the offices environmentally pleasing, so I have been set the task of writing about the type of plants that we use and why.

My first choice is this very unusual plant, that we use only in a couple of Interior plant contracts, when they asked for something particularly sculptural with an unusual twist, of course they can only be used in a position where people cannot spike themselves.

This cactus originates from Mexico and can grow to a metre tall, and its common name is 'Mother- in-laws pillow' (best not to ask why!!)

It is an extremely prickly plant, and care has to be take when potting it up, the plant technicians draw straws to see who gets landed with the task! When it has been placed in a container (see picture), I think you will agree that it looks particularly striking. It does like a sunny position and does not like to be overwatered as they can rot.

It can produce flowers, but only after about 20 years, so you'll have to be patient!!