Not too far off our patch in SW8 is the HQ for Patch Plants, an on line business that helps you choose the right plant for your desired spot either inside and/or outside your home. They also offer a service to advise offices and businesses about the right plants for their work space and can provide a plant care team too!
We first came across this novel business idea on the hunt for a Christmas tree when the Fulham local we’d previously bought from for years no longer sold trees. We thought we were being a bit risque choosing a tree on line, not picking one out for ourselves, but we threw all caution to the wind and went for it. Our tree was unbelievably stunning and the service was great, arriving in the delivery slot we’d chosen. We were thrilled with our tree despite having to provide a bit of a helping hand getting it off the van and through our front door; this wouldn’t have been ideal for everyone!
Their web site is easy to navigate. You can choose your plant by room, outdoor area or a range of categories from child & pet safe, shade loving, “unkillable” or air purifying. Pick your delivery slot, pay and job done. They also have a range of pots to go with and offer free handy video tutorials about plant care.
Urban Village LDN recently ordered (and paid for) a Devil’s Ivy - it was delivered on the day we choose, on time and is looking gorgeous and happy. Great idea for a gift, send a plant rather than flowers, and although we know we have a gorgeous garden centre in our neighbourhood we still love the whole concept of Patch Plants