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A Rose Forever In Our Hearts

A Rose Forever In Our Hearts

A year ago today we had to say goodbye to a very special lady. That very special lady is a lady we very proudly call our Nan. She was a very special Nan who is thought about and sadly missed everyday. A Nan who was a blessing and is never more than a thought away.

Since saying our sad goodbyes our Nan’s memory is forever living on in many different way’s. To mark today’s one year anniversary of Nan’s passing we will be sharing our happy memories together with our boy’s and remembering all the good times we were lucky enough to have with our beautiful Nan.

Remembering Our Beautiful Nan

One of our way’s we will be remembering our loving Nan is by growing some very special seeds into a beautiful rose bush for a section in our garden that we have dedicated to Nan. We have named a rose and had it registered on the Amore Rose Registry, where it will be registered for eternity.

This unique rose is a special rose as we had named and registered in honour of our Nan.

A Rose Forever In Our Hearts

The rose seeds we have had registered in honour of our Nan are hardy perennial ‘Rosa chinensis’, known commonly as the China Rose. Our Nan loved her garden and we would often visit her and help out where we could in her garden. We have lots of fond memories of Nan enjoying her garden and chatting over her fence with her neighbours. One of Nan’s favourite flowers was a rose so we thought to have a rose named after her would be fitting.

Name A Rose Pack Contents

The name a rose pack was kindly sent to us by The Gift Experience by way of helping our Nan’s memory live on. The pack contains:

  • Welcome letter
  • Uniquely numbered pack of rose seeds
  • Personalised certificate – displaying the rose seeds number, name and registration date
  • Brief history of the rose seeds
  • A how to care for the rose leaflet
A Rose Forever In Our Hearts

Our unique rose seeds have now been potted up following the instructions on the leaflet provided. We are now looking forward to watching them grow so we can then add them to Nan’s section of our garden once they have developed enough. This is somewhere we can all go to, a quiet spot to sit and remember our loving Nan who we know is always watching over us and is never far away.

A Rose Forever In Our Hearts

The seeds are still yet to grow but once they have we will follow-up with another post. It is said that seedlings can appear in as little as 20-30 days but can take longer.

Planted in loving memory of our dear Nan. Loved and remembered always


Disclaimer: We were sent a name a rose pack for the purpose of this review. All thoughts an opinions are our own.


Bedroom plants: for science!

Bedroom plants: for science!

Bedroom plants Ideas

The American College and NASA have joined forces to bring you the best in natural air-purification systems for your bedroom. Basically, which flowers you should pop in your bedroom. With DM Design, Glasgow kitchen suppliers and bedroom designers, we take a look at the prime plants for your bedroom.

Why should you put flowers in the bedroom?

In order to fully appreciate the list NASA and the American College have set forth, let’s explore the benefits of houseplants as a whole.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show gold medalist Ian Drummond brought his interior landscaper expertise to The Telegraph by outlining the practicality of houseplants for homeowners. He explains: “Many people now live in cities with no outside space. We all have this longing to have some green around us, and houseplants are the perfect solution.”

Houseplants are, essentially, low-cost air-cleaning systems that also bring a great fragrance to your home. Studies have shown that houseplants have been found to help with concentration, promote better sleep and reduce anxiety among people who live around them on a day-to-day basis too. The Plants-man, when reporting on a 2016 piece which was published in the RHS’s journal, underlined: “As placing indoor plants in rooms is one of the simplest changes that can be made to enhance the environment, it stands out as a practical and affordable support for health.”

Bedroom-worthy plants

With the benefits of houseplants, no doubt you now want to get some in your home! So let’s take a look at the list of plants NASA and the American College recommends you display in your bedroom:

      Areca Palm

Dypsis Lutescens, the Golden Cane Palm, Chrysalidocarpus Lutescens, the Bamboo Palm, and the Yellow Butterfly Palm are all names for the Areca Palm, so you might have heard of it before under a different guise.

You can pick whichever name you like for this plant; it’s one of NASA’s top 10 plants for air cleaning. What’s more, the plant has been said to be great for those who often have colds or sinus problems due to it regularly releasing moisture into the air.

If you’ve got a tropical theme to your bedroom, you’ll love the Areca Palm plant’s long and elegant leaves.

Be mindful of direct sunlight turning the Areca Palm’s leaves yellowish-green; this plant needs indirect light to flourish.

     Chinese Evergreen

The Chinese Evergreen plant is one of the easiest plants to care for, if you’re a little less green thumbed than others. This is because the plant can grow even in areas of low light — no need to worry about placing it in a dark bedroom then.

The longer the plant is exposed to a space, the more toxins it removes from the air.

You can’t just neglect the plant entirely though; it still needs a little TLC. As well as keeping it away from bright sunlight (which can actually scorch its leaves), the plant should be watered regularly with cool water and fed with plant food once every three to four weeks.

      Aloe Vera

Moisturising, healing, and cooling, Aloe Vera already has an impressive array of benefits to its name that have been celebrated for thousands of years. This is because the clear and cool gel of an Aloe Vera leaf can be applied to burns, cuts, rashes and areas of sunburn to provide instant relief and speed up the healing process.

NASA has also given Aloe Vera a new benefit to brag about: the plant is one of the top plants for purifying the air. This is because they release oxygen on a regular basis during the night, not to mention fighting against both benzene — an ingredient of detergents — and formaldehyde — found in varnishes — to ensure a room’s air remains pure.

It’s best to keep your Aloe Vera plant indoors, as their high water content makes them weak to frosty conditions. They also need plenty of sunlight. Furthermore, plant them in a spacious pot that contains soil which has been well-drained beforehand.

     Boston Fern

Keep your bedroom stylish and healthy with the beautiful, cascading leaves of the Boston Fern plant. It is also ranked in ninth place on NASA’s list of the best air-purifying plants. A key reason for this is that the plant is very adept at removing formaldehyde from rooms.

The Boston Fern can be easily damaged by chemicals. Smoke which come from coal fires and wood burners can also be toxic to the plant, which means that they should be placed away from any spaces susceptible to draughts.

The Boston Fern looks brilliant on a shelf edge or hanging basket, thanks to its tumbling leaves.

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