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.

Monday, April 16, 2012

What do we do with this wall?

Just did an installation for a marketing company in Bournemouth that have moved offices.

Their entire premises has been decorated in a very modern, funky style as you might imagine.

It includes such quirks as a chandelier made of old bottles and an open plan meeting area kitted out to look like a garden, complete with astroturf, picnic tables and a washing line. And of course some plants from Stewarts. We also planted these bright orange curvy planters in reception.

Anyway, you get the idea of the kind of place we're talking about. So I found this sign (on about the only blank wall in the building that hadn't been made quirky somehow) quite amusing:

Any ideas?

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

How to empty an old trough

Another in my occasional series of 'how to' guides to looking after interior plants.

There are a number of ways to remove stubbornly rooted plants from an old container.

A new method - as trialled by one of my staff today - is to drop it out of the side door of a Transit van, then simply sweep the compost and plants up where they land.

Not the neatest way, but you must admit it possesses a certain panache.

The nameless staff member was obviously not that thrilled by the results of her experiment, as she was trying to sweep up the evidence when I arrived on the scene.

Luckily, the contents were definitely due for disposal, having come from a new maintenance contract where we have just replaced a lot of the planting.

Otherwise I wouldn't have been quite so amused!