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We work hard to keep our clients and friends in touch with everything that’s new and exciting here at Steep Marsh, not only with Green Team Interiors news but also in the world of plants and plant-people.

Our blog is packed with interesting articles and tips, mainly about plants of course but we like to include the odd surprise every now and again. You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as well as view our personal profiles on LinkedIn.

We also have our regular newsletter, again we keep it light-hearted and informative, if you would like to be included on our mailing list to receive a copy please email enquiries@greenteaminteriors.com

…and finally, if there’s anything you would like to see featured in a blog or if you have a specific question that you would like us to answer, please just call or email…we love to help.

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Wednesday 8th November, 2023 | Mark Berriman

Join our team!

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join Green Team Interiors for the festive period! If you have questions, please feel free to get in touch! recruitment@greenteaminteriors.com 01730 890111

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Tuesday 7th November, 2023 | Mark Berriman

Another year, another industry awards ceremony

Recently, we attended the Plants at Work, Leaf Awards, a ceremony that recognises the finest work from designer and maintenance teams from across the UK.

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Tuesday 3rd October, 2023 | Mark Berriman

In Praise of The Bay Leaf

Any chef, or cook will tell you that a couple of bay leaves are absolutely essential for stews, sauces and casseroles, but it is extremely rare to find a single person that can tell you what they actually taste of. Of course, you will get lots of comments like ‘depth of flavour’ and ‘subtle earthy […]

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Tuesday 22nd August, 2023 | Mark Berriman

Plants, they’re a bit boring really

We don’t sell plants ‘by the yard’, but we are pragmatic enough to appreciate that sometimes, our customers need something a little bit different from us.

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Thursday 17th August, 2023 | Mark Berriman

Accounts Assistant role

Join our team!
We are looking for a part time Accounts Assistant to join Green Team Interiors in Petersfield, Hampshire!

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Wednesday 19th July, 2023 | Mark Berriman

Moss walls, the craze that shows no sign of slowing down

Moss walls, the workplace plant craze that shows no sign of slowing down

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Thursday 22nd June, 2023 | Mark Berriman

World Rainforest Day

June 22nd marks World Rainforest Day, an event celebrated around the world aimed at highlighting the importance of rainforests and raising awareness of these most vital natural resources. You might be surprised to learn that one particular place, the stunning Kerala ‘jungle’ on India’s Tropical Malabar Coast plays a pivotal part in the evolution of […]

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Thursday 25th May, 2023 | Mark Berriman

Tropical Plant Maintainer role

We are looking for a Tropical Plant Maintainer to join Green Team Interiors!

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Tuesday 16th May, 2023 | Mark Berriman

A View from the Marsh

Whisper it, but it seems like spring is well and truly upon us, and what a season it is.

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Wednesday 19th April, 2023 | Mark Berriman

A Day to Remember

Today is International Interior Landscaper Day, and while we accept that the occasion perhaps lacks some of the impact associated with Christmas Jumper Day, Red Nose Day and International Talk Like a Pirate Day, to us it is rather a big deal. Our industry could not survive without the efforts of interior landscape professionals, and […]

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Wednesday 8th March, 2023 | Mark Berriman

International Women’s Day

The theme of International Women’s Day 2023 is ‘Equity’, and it brought to mind this quote ‘’Not being able to do everything is no excuse for not doing everything that you can’’. There are variations of the saying, but I am sure you get the idea. Green Team Interiors is an SME, a Small to […]

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Wednesday 22nd February, 2023 | Mark Berriman

Putting the Team into Green Team Interiors

A recent feature on Radio 4 told of the renaissance that some towns are experiencing thanks to the ‘extended weekend’, with more people than ever choosing to limit their office time to Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Many businesses had thought that this was a temporary phenomenon, but it appears that ‘WFH’ is here to stay, […]

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Friday 27th January, 2023 | Mark Berriman

A word about Greenwashing

From misleading product packaging and unsubstantiated claims, all the way through to telling downright fibs, businesses of all shapes and sizes are being called out for ‘Greenwashing’. High profile lawsuits and some pretty embarrassing apologies hit the headlines every now and again, but just how big is the problem? Oh it’s big. It’s very big. […]

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Friday 13th January, 2023 | Mark Berriman

A View from the Marsh

Reasons to be Cheerful! Let’s be honest, for many people January is a rotten month. Post-festive blues are real, in fact we post a blog every year about Blue Monday, the weather doesn’t help and neither does the national news! So what on earth do we have to be cheerful about? Well, let’s look at […]

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Tuesday 22nd November, 2022 | Mark Berriman

We’ve been a bit quiet…

We love writing blogs, often taking it in turns to come up with ideas for content. We cover everything from why elephants being scared of bees is great news for African farmers to biophilia and car boot sales, while our View from the Marsh posts about life in rural Hampshire seem to really hit the […]

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Thursday 20th October, 2022 | Mark Berriman

A View from the Marsh

Has Somebody Flicked a Switch? Most years we slip gently between the seasons here at Green Team Interiors HQ in leafy Hampshire (as we are obliged to call it), an area not usually known for dramatic transformations, with spring melting into summer and autumn slowly sneaking up on us with its riot of colour. But […]

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Wednesday 17th August, 2022 | Mark Berriman

We are getting a new website… so what?

Well, let me begin by saying that we are ‘refreshing’ our existing website, not having a new one built, ours is three years old now and received wisdom indicates that it’s time to make some changes. So what? The majority of people reading this blog will be involved in a business, and every single one […]

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Friday 15th July, 2022 | Mark Berriman

Awards, huh, what are they good for?

Forgive me for channelling my inner Edwin Starr (I sometimes think I need some more up to date cultural references, perhaps I should start listening to more Ariana Grande?) Anyway, notwithstanding my tastes in music, Green Team Interiors have traditionally been rather successful in the annual ‘Plants at Work Awards’, receiving a number of coveted […]

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Thursday 23rd June, 2022 | Mark Berriman

Time flies like an arrow… fruit flies like a banana

It’s an old joke, a play on words based on the Latin expression ‘tempus fugit’, meaning ‘time flies’ and the attraction of the fruit fly, or Drosophila melanogaster, to bananas, the edible herb, Latin name Musaacuminata. Having just read all that, you’re probably thinking ‘well that’s 30 seconds of my life I’m not getting back’. […]

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Friday 17th June, 2022 | Mark Berriman

Plant Maintainer

We offer a starting salary of £18,525 per annum, annual profit share bonus and workplace pension.

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Friday 13th May, 2022 | Mark Berriman

Office Trends

While we don’t claim to have a unique perspective, the fact that we visit so many workplaces in all sorts of industries, we certainly do have a very good overview of ‘what’s new in ’22’. The word we hear over and over again is sustainability, and we could not be happier about it. Whether it’s […]

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Wednesday 23rd March, 2022 | Mark Berriman

A View from The Marsh

Every day is a school day #485, Woodpeckers For the past couple of weeks, we have been hearing the gentle, rhythmic tapping of a woodpecker in the coppice directly behind the Green Team Interiors HQ, here in beautiful Hampshire. Obviously, it’s one of those ‘first sign of spring’ events like the appearance of crocuses, the […]

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Tuesday 8th March, 2022 | Mark Berriman

International Women’s Day

This year’s International Women’s Day theme is Break the Bias, and here at Green Team Interiors we are delighted and proud to show our support. Imagining a gender equal world really isn’t that difficult, perhaps the hardest part is thinking about why it doesn’t already exist?  Just think about it. Bias and discrimination based on […]

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Wednesday 9th February, 2022 | Mark Berriman

The Poetry of Plants

In his poem ‘Chainsaw versus the Pampas Grass’ our Poet Laureate, Simon Armitage tells the tale of a man, as the title of the poem suggests, using a chainsaw to cut down pampas grass. The brutal machine making short work of the delicate grass before being returned to the shed. The pampas grass grows back. […]

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Tuesday 18th January, 2022 | Mark Berriman

Fifty Shades of Brown

Hooray for January There is a temptation to dismiss the early months of the new year as dull, grey or even depressing. Christmas is behind us, for many it’s a return to work and then just when they are least welcome, the credit card bills arrive and hit us in the small of the back […]

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Tuesday 14th December, 2021 | Mark Berriman

What’s so special about Christmas?

After a busy 6 weeks of installing trees and decorations in workplaces across the south east, you might be forgiven for thinking that everyone at Green Team Interiors might be a little jaded at the thought of Christmas? Not a bit of it. In fact we had a lovely time just the other day swapping […]

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Tuesday 23rd November, 2021 | Mark Berriman

And The Winner Is…

Let’s raise the roof this time, because there are at least two really good reasons for doing a bit of self-congratulatory, good old fashioned crowing.

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Wednesday 3rd November, 2021 | Mark Berriman

A View from the Marsh

Fall into Autumn The last of the summer sun left us in September, and while we may still enjoy a few rays, the heat wanes and the expression ‘watery sunlight’ will be uttered by TV weather forecasters and the more erudite sports commentators. The warmth may have left the sun, but there is something truly […]

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Wednesday 15th September, 2021 | Mark Berriman

It’s true, everybody needs good neighbours

We write a lot about how lucky we are to be able to work in such a beautiful part of the world, here at our Steep Marsh HQ in the heart of what we have to refer to as ‘leafy Hampshire’ we are surrounded by rolling pastures, stunning forests and chocolate box villages. But it’s […]

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Friday 9th July, 2021 | Mark Berriman

A View from the Marsh… 70s sitcom special

You will of course be aware that cultural references made in any workplace can often miss the mark, too contemporary and the, ahem, more mature team members raise an eyebrow, while any mention of any event pre 1990 is greeted with ‘Alright grandad… was it all fields round here when you were a lad?’ And […]

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Tuesday 22nd June, 2021 | Mark Berriman

Returning to the office… the anxiety is real.

This is a rather different blog to the ones that we usually produce, it is a little more serious and we’ll keep references to plants to an absolute minimum. We would like to talk about the anxiety that many people are feeling at the prospect of returning to a workplace environment, and what steps we […]

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Tuesday 8th June, 2021 | Mark Berriman

The Environmentalist, the University, Some Plants and a rather brilliant ‘Rubbish Idea’

How a chance conversation developed into an idea that is taking the University of Surrey by storm. Back in 2018 Green Team Interiors were lucky enough to sponsor an event and talk at the Guildford Book Festival, the book was ‘Turning the tide on Plastic’ and the author was Lucy Siegle. As a company we […]

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Tuesday 25th May, 2021 | Mark Berriman

Consider the broccoli

Fractals occur naturally and they are typified by the quality of ‘self-similarity’, in short, a small piece looks exactly the same as a big piece, it’s just a scaled down version. They are important, in fact they can be really important when it comes to mental wellbeing, with studies showing that exposure to fractals in nature can reduce stress levels by up to 60%.

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Tuesday 20th April, 2021 | Mark Berriman

A View from The Marsh

‘It’s the most Wonderful Time of the Year’ Far be it from us to argue with the legend that was Mr Andy Williams, or indeed any of the wonderful singers that have performed the song over the years (it was actually written in 1963 by Edward Pola and George Wyle), but here goes… When Andy […]

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Friday 9th April, 2021 | Mark Berriman

Helping those that help others

The links between green plants and mental wellbeing are firmly established in fact, and we have written extensively about the effectiveness of plants in easing stress, improving concentration and reducing anxiety. These effects are dramatically evident in the workplace, and again we have written lots of articles about the science of Biophilia, presenteeism and mental […]

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Tuesday 6th April, 2021 | Mark Berriman

Top 10 Air Purifying Plants

We’ve compiled this helpful factsheet – the Top 10 Air Purifying Plants!

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Tuesday 9th March, 2021 | Mark Berriman

International Women’s Day – an apology

Yesterday was International Women’s Day, and like most good businesses we posted a supportive message on our social media pages, here it is : Today is #InternationalWomensDay.  Women are at the heart of Green Team Interiors and we wouldn’t be where we are without incredibly strong women. We celebrate you today and every day. “Here’s […]

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Wednesday 3rd March, 2021 | Mark Berriman

A Change for the Better?

With the news that a number of towns and cities in the UK are introducing circles of blossoming trees to their urban landscapes, we take a look at what might be in store for many more of us in the very near future.

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Monday 15th February, 2021 | Mark Berriman

Gaia Theory and a Remarkable Plant

As plant people we see the remarkable every day, as nature adapts and finds a way.

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Wednesday 13th January, 2021 | Mark Berriman

A message from our Managing Director

There are only so many ways that we can describe 2020. Without recourse to indelicate language or a heavy reliance on euphemistic phrases, it suffices to say that it was ‘unprecedented’.

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Thursday 12th November, 2020 | Mark Berriman

A View from the Marsh

The seasons come and go, and as we prepare to leave autumn behind, we felt that it might be a good idea to reflect on the year so far.

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Christmas Spirit is Alive and Well, and Living Near Slough

Christmas Spirit is Alive and Well, and Living Near Slough.

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Plants at Work… Work

We recently received not one, but two national Plants@work awards for Design, Installation and Plant-care Excellence, it was actually our 26th award in 10 years… not that we’re bragging (well, not much). It had us thinking about the types of…

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We Won an Award… So What?

A few days ago we received the very welcome news that we had won Gold in the Plants@work Awards, think Oscars but far more competitive!

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