Walking Down Botanique Lane

Botanique Lane is an online resource for plant enthusiasts to find useful tips, information and insights to help them along their gardening journey.

From seeds to seedlings and succulents to lush green plants, we are passionate about growing a wide range of indoor and outdoor plants. We see the beauty of nature in everything around us and simply love sharing our experience with you.

When you’re passionate about plants, you just can’t help but notice how they feature in just about everything, including your breakfast or coffee! We hope that you’ll find the tips and reviews on our website helpful. Feedback & suggestions for improvement are welcome.

“When the world wearies and society fails to satisfy, there is always the garden.”
– Minnie Auomonier

Outdoor Gardening Tips

Vertical Gardening in Small Spaces

If you have a small courtyard or live in an apartment with a small balcony, it is still possible to ...
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Why Rainwater is Better For Plants Than Tap water

I love rainy days. Besides the melancholic mood, it's lovely to rug up on a rainy day. Not to mention, ...
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Hydroponic Gardening

Hydroponic gardening refers to the technique of growing plants in nutrient-rich water instead of soil There are 2 main methods ...
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How to Grow a Wildflower Garden

One of my favourite day dreams is to grow a huge wildflower garden that stretches for miles and miles. It's ...
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There are plenty of different succulent varieties but here, we have grouped them into 9 types of succulents to help you classify your succulents with ease.

Types of Succulents

There are plenty of different succulent varieties but here, we have grouped them into 9 types of succulents to help ...
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Bird bath in garden - Botanique Lane

Benefits of Having a Bird Bath in Your Garden

Being outdoors in the garden is a calming and therapeutic experience (especially more so for those of us in lockdown ...
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Indoor Gardening Tips

The best easy-care indoor flowering plants for your home.

Flowering Indoor Plants That Are Easy To Maintain

Easy-Care Flowering Houseplants Flowering indoor plants are a wonderful way to spruce up your home with colour in an inexpensive ...
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Pothos in a hanging pot

10 Types of Pothos Varieties

Pothos is a truly versatile houseplant that comes in a wide range of varieties therefore, there is bound to be ...
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How to grow your plants in water and which plants thrive

Growing Indoor Plants In Water

Overwatering, under watering, sometimes it's just hard to keep your plants alive. So why not eliminate that factor altogether and ...
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Plants you can grow in your kitchen to provide herbs all year round.

Indoor Herb Garden That You Can Grow Any Time of Year

Plants are great for your home, but what's even better than that is edible plants! They look great on your ...
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Plants that wont hurt your pets

Pet Safe Indoor Plants

Having indoor plants can be dangerous if your cats and dogs eat or chew houseplants. By getting plants that are ...
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Indoor Plants That You Could Not Possibly Kill

Sometimes gardening is hard, and maybe you just don't have a green thumb. Low maintenance plants are the answer you ...
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Featured Succulents & Cacti

Agave Care Guide

Agave is native to hot and arid climates in America and tropical areas of South America. Its scientific name is ...
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How to Care for Air Plants

My first introduction to air plants took place some 15 years ago when someone passed me an air plant before ...
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Where to buy clear sucuclents

Clear Succulents: A Fascinating New Trendy Plant

Succulents are a must-have plant due to their low maintenance care and a vast array of shapes, colours and textures ...
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Interesting types of cacti, where to buy cacti

Interesting Types of Cacti (and Where to Buy Them)

There are many different types of cacti and here we have collated our top 10 favourites with links to where ...
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Miniature Succulents for small homes

Miniature Succulents (Where You Can Buy Them)

Altogether miniature succulents are a great way to add greenery to your indoor spaces if you have a limit amount ...
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Pink succulents and where to buy them

10 Stunning Pink Succulents (and Where to Buy Them)

Pink succulents are a stunning way to mix up your indoor or outdoor foliage by adding a splash of colour ...
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Featured Plants

Mint (Mentha) Care Guide

The mint plant (Mentha) is a hardy, perennial herb grown for its leaves, which have a variety of culinary uses, ...
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Daffodil (Narcissus pseudonarcissus) Care Guide

Daffodil (Narcissus pseudonarcissus) is native to northern Europe and grown in temperate climates around the world. Daffodils come a few ...
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Strawberry Plants (Fragaria × ananassa) Care Guide

Strawberry Plants (Fragaria × ananassa) are popular with many gardeners as they are very easy to grow and provide the ...
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Geraniums (Geranium spp.) Care Guide

Geraniums (Geranium spp.) are popular garden plants and it is not hard to see why. They are hardy perennials that ...
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African Daisy (Osteospermum) Care Guide

The African Daisy (Osteospermum) is a half-hardy perennial or subshrub which is most commonly grown as an annual. It self-seeds, ...
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Peach trees (Prunus persica)

Peach Tree (Prunus persica) Care Guide

The peach tree (Prunus persica) originated in China but have since been successfully grown all over the world in cooler ...
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Growing from Seeds

How to Prevent Leggy Seedlings

If you've ever grown seedlings that were tall and skinny, you'd understand the disappointment. Leggy seeddlings tend to be floppy ...
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6 Vegetable Seeds to Plant in Fall

Growing vegetables from seeds is an economical approach to starting up your vegetable garden and putting food on your table ...
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Growing an Edible Garden for Pet Rabbits

If you have pet rabbits, you might like to grow an edible garden for rabbits, for example, herbs, vegetables and ...
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How to Grow a Wildflower Garden

One of my favourite day dreams is to grow a huge wildflower garden that stretches for miles and miles. It's ...
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6 Vegetable Seeds to Plant in Spring

Growing vegetables from seeds is an economical approach to starting up your vegetable garden and putting food on your table ...
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Single seedling growing in soil

10 Mistakes to Avoid for Successful Seed Sowing

Starting a garden from seed is an economical approach. However, to ensure successful seed sowing, there are a number of ...
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Garden & Plant Maintenance

Ants – Boon or Bane in the Garden?

I am somewhat fond of ants, having had an little ant farm as a science experiment when I was a ...
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5 Things to Do to Maintain Your Garden

Everyone loves a beautiful garden. But not everyone knows how to maintain a garden or has the inclination to. Our ...
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Natural Pest Control Remedies

Pest control are an ongoing issue that every gardener faces. There are many pest control products available on the market ...
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Having plant pest troubles? Here is a list of five of the most common plant pests and how to identify and eliminate them.

How To Identify and Eliminate Indoor Plant Pests

Pests can be annoying, and the last thing you want is to see that your plant baby is being attacked ...
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Bird bath in garden - Botanique Lane

Benefits of Having a Bird Bath in Your Garden

Being outdoors in the garden is a calming and therapeutic experience (especially more so for those of us in lockdown ...
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Plant pots sitting on a coffee table.

The Most Common Indoor Plant Problems

As you start decorating your interior spaces with plants, be aware that they are living beings and even though all ...
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Stories of our Bargain Hunts

If you love plants but not the price tag at your local garden centre, why not head down to your local weekend market to score some bargains? Here is my story of how I scored a bargain one weekend.

Shop at Markets for Cheap Plants

If you love plants but not the price tag at your local garden centre, why not head down to your ...
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Art Studio decorated in art prints and plants.

Art Print with Plants

OK, so this isn't quite a bargain hunt for plants. But who could resist a large contemporary poster featuring not ...
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