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.

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!