Give your plants a tropical holiday!

They'll love a bit of fresh air now the warmer weather is here

Have you got houseplants that have done their best over winter, got through the spring and the temperature changes, but now look a little stressed and in need of some fresh air? For most parts of the country, the cold snaps and frosty weather are now likely to be over until autumn, so why not help them by popping houseplants outside for a breather.  You might see an improvement in them when they get a bit of direct sunshine, some wind in their sails and drops of real rainwater. They'll become less dusty and probably grow quicker, too. Do still keep checking outside temperatures or whether a deluge of rain is forecast, as some tropical indoor plants may not appreciate cold, wet feet.  If the summer weather where you are is erratic at best, try hardening them off as you would your tender crops before letting them fully go outside when it improves. And remember that before you bring them indoors again you should check for slugs and other creepy-crawlies that you might be bringing in with them! 

Have you got houseplants that have done their best over winter, got through the spring and the temperature changes, but now look a little stressed and in need of some fresh air? For most parts of the country, the cold snaps and frosty weather are now likely to be over until autumn, so why not help them by popping houseplants outside for a breather. 

You might see an improvement in them when they get a bit of direct sunshine, some wind in their sails and drops of real rainwater. They'll become less dusty and probably grow quicker, too. Do still keep checking outside temperatures or whether a deluge of rain is forecast, as some tropical indoor plants may not appreciate cold, wet feet. 

If the summer weather where you are is erratic at best, try hardening them off as you would your tender crops before letting them fully go outside when it improves. And remember that before you bring them indoors again you should check for slugs and other creepy-crawlies that you might be bringing in with them!