#Review By Lou of Indoor Green – How to care for your houseplants for beginners By Joe Swift @Collins_Ref #IndoorGreen #NonFiction #Hobbies #HousePlants #GardenersWorld

Joe’s Expert Gardening Guide
Create Your Own Indoor Green
How to care for your houseplants
By Joe Swift

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Bring a bit of the outdoors, indoors with this new book that has everything you need to know about indoor plants. Joe Swift is well known on our tv screens for Gardener’s World and many other programmes, and books, imparting his garden expertise. In this book, he encourages, even beginners, to create their indoor green space with house plants. Thanks to the publisher, Collins Reference (Collins), I have a review for you.


Transform your home with tips from expert gardener Joe Swift.

Indoor plants brighten our homes, connect us with the natural world and improve our physical and mental health. If you want to turn your living space into an Indoor Green haven, expert gardener Joe Swift shows you how with practical, easy-to-follow advice.

Joe’s no-nonsense approach covers everything you need to know from choosing and buying plants to placing them where they’ll be happiest. He then guides you through caring for them including watering, feeding, re-potting, and combatting common plant problems.

In this book Joe covers a vast range of wonderful, varied and exotic plants from all over the world including flowering and foliage plants, palms, succulents, cacti, bonsai and citrus.

He demonstrates how to put them together in impactful and innovative ways whether they’re grown in an old tin can, a classic pot, a glass terrarium, or part of an ambitious interior green wall!

Joe also explains how to propagate plants to save you money, increase your collection and transform your home further into an Indoor Green paradise!

Joe Swift is an author, TV presenter and garden designer. He makes regular appearances on BBC’s Gardener’s World and the RHS Flower Shows.


Creating your own indoor green, using this book as a guide, is not as daunting as it first may seem, even for beginners. It is an easy to follow book with full instructions and tips for various plants. I feel this would be the book to guide people into becoming more confident in growing indoor plants, whatever their space is. It is so well laid-out and with demonstrations to show off your plants in the best possible way and how to get creative with them, in their pots. Whether you consider yourself green-fingered or not, Joe Swift in this book shows that people can learn something new and makes it easy and inspiring to give it a go, with practical advice and solutions for when there is a problem.

It feels like Joe Swift is almost holding your hand and gently easing you in and guiding you through, so it is far from daunting and instead something for a new project/hobby that can become enjoyable very quickly as well as making your home look lovely and being good for your health. It doesn’t need to be expensive either as he demonstrates within the book how to get more plants from one for your buck/money.

This book, even though, aimed at beginners, could also be useful for those who have already started to create a green indoor space because it is also packed full of ideas and there’s always something new that can be learnt.

This is an exciting and wonderful book that I recommend as it really does cover everything you need to know in an easy to follow, easy to understand way.


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