• Fancy a splash of floral colour amid all that foliage in your house? Some blooming beauties, such as indoor hydrangeas, chrysanthemums, cyclamen and festive poinsettias, can be liberated in your garden when they’ve done their dash indoors. Just cut the spent blooms off and water them in well after transplanting. • Moth orchids (phalaenopsis) are among the most popular indoor plants given as gifts. To entice them to rebloom, instead of cutting off the old stalk when the last petals drop, deadhead it by cutting down to the next node (swelling) on the stem. It should come away again at that point. • Silver-veined cyclamen, large and miniature, are popular for instant winter colour indoors. Let the potting mix dry fully between waterings or they can rot.