5 great plants to improve your indoors.

Most people are aware of the benefits of spending time outdoors, but did you know that you can get some of that goodness by bringing a slice of the outdoors in? Not only is it proven that having some greenery in the house is good for your mental well-being; having some of these plants can also make a physical difference too.

Here are some plants that can really improve your living.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera’s sticky gel is well known for its powerful anti-oxidant properties and can often be found in face washes and sun creams. But the plant as a whole is also brilliant at purifying the air in your house. It is capable of clearing the air of some of the potentially harmful chemicals found in many household cleaning products. It will even show you when the amounts of chemicals become to high as brown spots will appear on the fleshy parts of the plant.

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Peace Lily

The peace Lily is a really nice looking, low maintenance plant that is known to reduce the levels of toxins in the air. What more can you ask for?

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Snake plant

This is a great plant to add to your bedroom. As opposed to the majority of other plants, the Snake Plant will absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen at night not during the day. This allows it to keep the air quality in your bedroom high throughout the night. As a bonus, they need little in the way of light or water to survive.

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Bamboo Palm

Although requiring a reasonable amount of care to get these growing at their best, the Bamboo palm is both an attractive and useful plant. It is remarkably proficient at removing toxins such as benzine and trichloroethyline from the air. They do require a lot of watering and a shady position to thrive though.

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Golden Pothos

This plant is great at removing formaldehyde from the air. It is a perfect addition hanging in the kitchen or living room as it’s leaves will grow down in cascading vines.

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The Post House, Derby

On a recent trip to Derby, to visit my brother and his girlfriend, we went out one evening to The Post House.

“The Post House is a new and exciting independent restaurant & bar and is an industrial looking environment whereby the customer will have a choice of local artisan, organic foods and drink. “

At the time of writing The Post House is comprised of eight independent local food and drink businesses, showcasing a wide range of different cuisines. These businesses include a micro-brewery, a cocktail bar, burger restaurant and coffee shop. There is something oddly satisfying about having king prawns in a samphire and oyster sauce for a starter, followed by a bacon cheeseburger and dirty fries and finished off with a chocolate brownie and homemade strawberry milkshake.

I would seriously recommend it to anyone who finds themselves in the Derby area.

The Post House, Derby