Worm Composting- How to get the best from Your Wormery?


In this article, we will be discussing how to get the best from your wormery. In a past article, I have discussed the best way of composting which is viable for most gardeners. The problem is that it needs a lot of space and compostable material to make it a viable option.

Is there an alternative that takes up less space and uses less material and that is where the wormery comes into play?

Worm composting as said previously is great as you do not need much outdoor …

Plants that Can Survive Winter’s Heat and a Dry Atmosphere


In this article, we will be discussing what plant can survive the drying atmosphere of a centrally heated home in winter.

We all know that here in the UK when winter has arrived and it is snowing outside  (I know this does not happen often), we all switch on the central heating to feel nice and warm. We may feel warm and comfortable but do our houseplants?

Certain houseplants hate too much heat; they sulk and drop leaves.

They cannot manage without a period of dormancy; the plant …

Comfrey or Nettle Tea, Which is Better in the Garden?


In this article, we will be discussing whether comfrey or nettle tea or both are better in the garden. In my various articles, I have talked about several fertilisers both inorganic and organic from growmore, fish, blood and bone, Seaweed extract, Q4 Fertiliser, Phostrogen and many more. It is time to see if there is an alternative.

WHY USE NETTLES AND COMFREY?

It is possible to grow your own fertiliser and use it in the garden and hence why comfrey or nettle comes into …

The Best Shrubs to Grow in Containers


In this article, we will be discussing what shrubs can be grown in containers. Sometimes in the container garden, you want bold plants that make statements and this is where shrubs play an important role.

They not only add blooms at various times of the year but also can have colourful leaves and bring more importantly height into the garden.

If you look for focal specimens to grow in large containers in your container garden, then these are the shrubs to grow.

 ABUTILON

At one time these shrubs …

How to Grow Virginia Creeper and Boston Ivy in Containers


In this article, we will be discussing how to grow closely related climbers of Virginia creeper and Boston ivy in containers. Both these plants are very attractive in their own way.

In a previous article, I have talked about ivies, especially the English Ivy, but in this present article, we will talk about other climbers that looks just as colourful and attractive.

VIRGINIA CREEPER

Virginia creeper can be said to be one of the best looking deciduous vines; it has green leaflets that come in 5, creating …

Houseplants that Do Not Mind Being in the Shade


In this article, we will be discussing houseplants that seem not to mind being in the shade at all time. Not every home has bright enough areas where a vast array of houseplants can be grown. This is either because your windows are north-facing or that you have tall structures or trees that cause your home to be in constant shade.

You know the type of home where the first thing you have to do when entering is turn a light switch on. This could even be in …

How to Grow Ivy in Containers without Much Effort


In this article, we will discover how to grow ivy in containers and how to get the best from them.  Ivy is such a delightful plant growing against walls or fences, where a green mural is generated.

They are ideal if you have a large vertical surface area to cover, where boring walls and fence can be lifted without the need to ever paint them again.

Ivy is a self-clinging climber that spreads rapidly via the aerial roots that it produces. These roots will readily cling to brick …

Growing Clematis in Containers-Growing the Versatile Climber


In this article, we will be discussing how to grow clematis in containers and how to get the best from them.

If you have a bare wall or fence to cover, or a trellis, or pergolas that need something to grow up, then the main go-to plant is a clematis. The reasons are numerous but the main two are that the flowers are colourful and produced in plenty and the second reason is that you have many varieties to choose from (over 400).

The flower can be either …

10 of The Best Gifts to Get a Gardener for Christmas- Be more Adventurous


In this article, I will be reviewing 10 of the best gifts to get a gardener for Christmas. As Christmas is fast approaching and it is coming to the time to think about what gifts to buy your garden mad friends, neighbours, and opposite half.

I know what it is like you try to come up with novel and great ideas but you come up empty-handed. You scratch your head and eventually, you still buy the wrong present. I know some people are difficult to please but with …

Growing Wisteria in Containers- Growing this Beautiful Climber


In this article, we will be discussing how to grow wisteria in containers. Wisteria is one of the most spectacular vines you can grow in your home, even more than clematises. It only not looks spectacular but it is also long-lived.

WHAT IS A WISTERIA?

The vines that are produced tend to be heavy, twining deciduous and are decorative on their own right but this is nothing compared to the numerous long clusters of pea-like blooms that are borne in spring. These are followed by conspicuous seed pods …