Are you a green fingered whizz or a gardening novice? Did you know that you could turn your conservatory into your very own greenhouse and grow plants and vegetables you’d never dream to grow in your garden? If you like to experiment in growing the carry on reading for a guide to which plants are suitable for growing in conservatories.
It is possible to transform your conservatory into a lush, leafy oasis – different plants thrive at different times of the year. Of course, conservatories were once too cool in the winter and often too hot in the summer –but thanks to modern building techniques such as the Ultraframe roof, we can enjoy the comfortable environment all year round. If you don’t heat your conservatory too much, you could have the perfect climate for a whole range of plantlife.
Give your conservatory some colour and bring the outside in with some climbing plants. One of the best dramatic plants which takes well in a conservatory is the Bougainvillea. Let climbers extend to the roof and really frame the view of your garden. These gorgeous flowers will add a tropical feel to your conservatory during summer.
How about a lemon tree in your conservatory – now that would be a talking point! An unheated conservatory is a wonderful space for growing citrus fruits such as lemons and grapefruits. Why not transport your guests sitting in the conservatory to the lemon groves of Italy…
If you are willing to heat your conservatory a little, or think it gets warm enough by heat radiating through from the house, you could be able to grow more fruits too. Try growing your own avocados and pomegranates and imagine the feeling of satisfaction when you get to pick and eat what you’ve grown.
There is a current trend for indoor succulents at the moment, and the conservatory is a great place to keep them. These will thrive in a warmer conservatory so you may want to use a little heating when it gets cool at night.
No matter the size of your conservatory, it can be utterly transformed by some foliage. Remember too that having plants indoors can clean the air in your home and improve your wellbeing. Adding plantlife not only makes the space more beautiful and colourful, but it can create a tranquil atmosphere and wonderful leafy aromas. Why not give it a go?