Cosy up indoors

Now that the days are getting shorter, we’re celebrating being indoors again. Create positive house vibes with a warm atmosphere, spa days in your own bathroom, great DIY craft projects, and, of course, an abundance of plants — because everything's better when there are plants around.

How to do autumn

This season is all about enjoying your lovely interior spaces. Add leaves to your bathroom, hallway, living room and study, by following the steps in our plant style guide. Make sure you take the time to create a private cocooning area, where you can recharge with plants. In the kitchen, a fragrant herb rack will set the scene for delicious meals with rosemary and thyme that you've grown yourself. Happy and rested, you'll have plenty of energy to get stuck into some great rainy day projects when the weather inevitably turns. 

Preparing your autumn garden

The change of season brings with it an array of new and enjoyable activities outside, as well as (don't mention them!) end-of-year garden chores. Make a good first impression at the front door with an autumn wreath with eucalyptus and refresh the pots in your front and back garden with these nine classic autumn plants. Make a list of ten tasks to get your garden ready for autumn and winter, then tick them off as you go. Don't forget to protect your outdoor plants from the cold, and look out for the insects, birds and animals with these wildlife-friendly autumn garden tips.


We’d love to hear about how you do autumn in your home and garden. Share your plans — and your plants — with us on Instagram or Facebook using our hashtag #thejoyofplants.