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Going Botanical

Winter Gardening

The temperatures have dropped, we’re wrapping up warm, and some of us have already started to turn the heating on at home.

While we get back into full-on hygge mode, we cant let our cherished outdoor spaces go to waste, so we need to prep for the cold, dark weather. There’s lots to be done and its mind boggling where to start so we’ve been asking local experts on what to do when to keep your gardens maintained and fresh through the Winter.

Dig Up Your Annuals

Well known for bringing a blast of colour to our Gardens in the Summer months these plants are renowned for not surviving the cold snap.

Out With The Old And In With The New

Just like clearing our wardrobes out weeding is essential at this time of year. Lets be honest its a gardeners worst nightmare but if you don’t want a mammoth task on your hands when the weather warms up again it needs to be done.

Winter Colours

Were starting to look for new colours for our Winter wardrobes and golden tones like caramel have been a big hit this season, but as we edge into the Winter months we see an abundence of grey tones in our gardens. Plants such as heather, cyclamen, pansies and snowdrops that can be grown in pots and hanging baskets to bring pops of colour. Burgundy has been another warming colour this season mixed with jade greens.

Keeping Trim

Time to do some trimming! Although perennials are hard wearing and reliable plants they can spread like wild fire, so its important we make sure to cut them back to soil level and dispose of all the clippings to prevent them from totally submerging our garden spaces.

Last But Not Least

Just as our outdoor plants need looking after so do our indoor plants as they’ll be adjusting to the change in tempreature from our heating. Ensure to keep them away from any radiators and remember in the winter months growth slows or goes dormant and they require less water and barely any fertiliser.

Lets Get Botanical

Now we’ve got all your gardens prepared for the the coming Winter, below is our chosen Winter warmers with a botanical twist!

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Sustainable Fashion

Eco makeover

There’s been a shift in the fashion industry recently and you may have picked some of the movement up in the news about Sustainability in manufacturing. In this article we want to show you the importance of this Eco makeover within fashion and how we at Blue Water Clothing are making it our goal to provide our customers with stylish and contemporary Eco fashion brands.

Consciousness and Comfort

Whilst we know style and comfort is paramount were certain we can introduce you to some beautiful and intricate collections to convince you that natural, renewably sourced fibers – such as organic cottons, hemp, bamboo and even nettle are the way forward. Up until recently synthetic fabrics such as polyester, acrylic and nylon have been dominating the fashion industry. As a result the environmental impact of these fibers has become much more significant as they are derived from petrochemicals, meaning their production depends on declining reserves of oil and gas and they are not renewable. Also, their production is energy-intensive, the fibers don’t biodegrade and they are not easy to recycle. To combat this brands are now looking at these more renewable and Eco friendly fabrics such as Tencel and Bamboo to create beautifully soft garments.

Style for you and the environment

After recently visiting several buying shows across the uk and Scandinavia and with hours and hours of researching what we feel is a Blue Water Brand we are eager to introduce you to Australian brand ELK. Their sculptural accessories, hand-made leather and ready-to-wear collections define their artful vision while their devotion to ethical practices has endured them as a leader in the practice of responsible innovation for the fashion industry, oh and the collection is amazing!

Our Favourites

This Autumn we’ve seen alot of caramels and Jade greens through our ranges but we have fallen in love with the denim culottes. Easily styled with a thin knit and accessorized with a chunky necklace and bracelet, dress them up or down with white pumps or a thick soled brogue. See our featured image.

Want to see more from ELK then Click below.