Houseplants for Very Bright Locations- Taking Direct Sunlight


In this article, we will be talking about plants that can take a very bright location; an area where some direct sunlight will not be detrimental to its health.

A lot of houseplants do not do well in direct sunlight, where the sun rays can bleach leaves. This is not desired as after exposure, the beauty of the plant colours are lost and the leaves will not look their best.

Some plants will lose leaves if they are exposed to hot sunny and dry conditions. You must match …

Bugclear Ultra, a Review- Is it an Effective Insecticide


 Name of Product: Bug Clear Ultra Spray Bottle

The Best Place to Buy: www.amazon.co.uk

The Volume of Product: 1 Litre

Shipping Weight: unknown

Also can be bought as a concentrate

 My Rating: 8.5/10

In this article, we will be talking about Bug Clear ultra for those gardeners who want something extra to use in the garden. In previous articles, I have talked about neem oil, an organic product but sometimes you want to try something that you know will be effective under more conditions often found …

Vegepod a Review-Does the Vegetable Container Gardener Need One?


Name of Product:  Vegepod, Raised Garden Bed Kit with protective cover.

The Best Place to Buy: www.vegepod.co.uk

Product Dimensions: Small: 1m x 0.5m  x 80cm; Medium: 1m x 1m x 80cm and Large: 2m x 1m x 80cm.

Shipping Weight: Depending on the size ordered.

My Rating: 9/10

In this article, I will be reviewing Vegepod raised bed to see if this is the next best thing since sliced bread. In recent years, most of us have thought about growing our own veg but for some, …

The Best Trailing Houseplants to Grow in Hanging Baskets


In this article, we will be discussing the best trailing houseplants to have high up in hanging baskets in your home. Sometimes in your own home, you want plants that can be observed at eye-level, where their beauty can be observed.

In a previous article, I talked about what climbing houseplants can be used in the home, so it makes sense to discuss which ones can be allowed to trail.

The colour of the leaves, the beauty of the flowers, all can be seen cascading over the …

6 Of the Best Spring Flowering Bulb Collection You Can Plant Now


In previous articles, I have gone into the various bulbs that can be planted in containers (see bulbs that can be grown in containers, part I-From A-G and bulbs that can be grown in containers, part II- From H-Z). It is now the time of the year to plant bulbs to give your container garden a beautiful display. You need to think about which bulbs you want to buy, when to plant them and what is the best arrangement for them.

Remember bulbs, unlike other plants, can …

Bulbs in Containers for All Round the Year Colour


In this article, we will be discussing what flowering bulbs can give your container display all-round the year colour. This can be used with my other articles in bulb I and bulb II for the description of each plant and what growing conditions they prefer.

You are not tied down to the late winter to late spring plants of Crocuses, Narcissi, Tulips, and Irises, followed by summer displays of lilies and gladioli. If you plant in containers, you will be in control of the growing conditions and so …

Climbing Houseplants for your Home


In this article, we will be discussing the best climbing houseplants to have in your home. I have talked about the best tall houseplants to have in a previous article, and that included climbing plants., but in this article, I will be extending this and talk about houseplants that can grow and occupy plenty of vertical space.

These houseplants often bring the beauty of growing vines into the home environment, where they can be admired. The beauty of climbing houseplants is that they make a bold statement in …

Plants for Beside Walls and Fences in Containers in the Shade


In this article, we will be talking about plants that can be used to grow beside walls and fences in containers in the shade. As you can imagine this is a much more difficult area to have plants grow successfully, especially if you compare it to my article of growing beside walls and fences in containers in full sun.

When areas near tall vertical walls and fences do not make a natural home for plants, and few can tolerate the darkness and rainless growing conditions.

Apart from …

Plants For Beside Walls and Fences in Containers in the Sun


In this article, we will be discussing what plant can go beside walls and fence in containers in the sun. When you look out in the garden, you often see boring walls and fences, which you can grow climbers on but then you wonder what plants can be grown near them and flourish.

The plants growing in this location will soften the appearance of these hard surfaces by spacing flowers and foliage nearby.

The plants that grow must be considered so that they can grow in harsher condition …

Why the Gardener should use Neem oil, a Review of Garten Gluck Leaf Spot


Name of Product: Garten Gluck Leaf Spot Treatment- Organic Neem Oil for Plants.

The Best Place to Buy: www.amazon.co.uk

Product Dimensions: 16cm x 6.5cm x 6.2cm 

Product Volume :250ml

My Rating: 7.5/10 depending on use.

In this article, we will be discussing if it is advantageous in using neem oil in the garden. Is it effective in stopping pests? Is it effective in treating fungal infection of plants? If you read on, you will find out.

As we walk around the garden, we often notice little problems …