Here's an interesting way to spend the last hour before the bank holiday weekend. We decided to buy two whole new sets of harness and fall arrest equipment for the handful of jobs that require us to work at height. So Tracey is testing whether our new harness and rope grab system works, when safely tied to a tree off camera to the left. Trying it all out was quite a giggle; hopefully we'll never give this equipment a chance to save our lives, but we never cut corners on safety for our staff.
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.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
There are over 120 different varieties of Guzmanias, ranging in colour from white, yellow, orange, red and purple, with interesting names like Grand Prix, Jazz, Luna and on one particular order we placed recently for some orange ones, they came in with the name of Hasta la Vista, I would love to know how they came up with that one!!
We use them in our interior plant displays to add colour, but as the 'flower' part only last a few weeks, they have to be changed reqularly.
The guzmania is part of the Bromeliad family, and they originated from tropical areas in South America and were named in honour of a 18th centry spanish botanist.
They are fairly easy to look after, and like indirect light, not direct sunlight and watered sparingly especially in the winter months they need to be kept on the dry side.
According to a recent study, they can remove air pollutants such as formaldehyde and benzene, which is found in cigeratte smoke.We also use them in a range of finishing touches arrangements we do, which are idea for reception desks and changed on a regular basis, and give a more cost effective alternative to weekly fresh flowers but still with visual impact.
Monday, April 12, 2010
How about this for a Finishing Touch? It stands 1.3M tall and really looks amazing, so eye-catching. At £18.75 a week, it stays with you for 4 weeks, thereafter we replace it with a completely new, fresh one, using a different colour container, with different colour flowering plants (3 of them in this arrangement) and sculptural materials.
If any of you would like to see a sample of any of our Finishing Touches, please give me a call or email and I'll bring one along for you to keep for a few days.
Another useful and money-saving idea: why not consider having one of these orchid bowls on your Reception desk in place of weekly fresh flowers? The idea is that you would keep the bowl for 4 weeks at a cost of £13.75 + VAT each week (flowers are very much more expensive) and then we bring you a completely new one, using a different colour orchid and a different colour bowl.
There are many more options to choose from too - for as little as £5.50 a week.