Product: Coco and Coir Peat Fibre Growing Medium
The Best Place to Buy: www.amazon.co.uk
Size of the Compost Package: 30.5cm x 30.5cm x 11cm
Volume of Compost Made: 70 litres
Shipping Weight: 4.54kg
My score: 8.5/10
Container gardeners tend to have many containers that need to be filled with growing media. This growing media normally is a multipurpose compost, an ericaceous compost or a soil based compost (compost mixed with top soil).
The problem is that multipurpose compost tends to have peat …
Product: Air root pruning pots
The Best Place to buy: www.amazon.co.uk
Size of pots: 30cm x 30cm.
The volume of Compost Required: 20 litres
Shipping Weight: 0.54kg
My score: 9/10
If you ever grow a plant in a container, you know that there comes a time when the plant becomes root bound. This is when instead of the roots growing downwards (as they would normally do in a garden) in search of nutrients and moisture; it instead goes around and around at …
In this second and final part of the series, we continue our journey into bulbs that can be grown in containers. This will have some of the more familiar varieties, as well as varieties that are rarer and more difficult to find. Part 1 can be found here.
Yet again there are plenty of bulbs to choose from covering all aspects from flower colours and shapes, plant heights and form.
What follows are bulbs that can be grown in containers beginning with the Letter H and finishing …
In this two-part series bulbs that can be grown in containers will be discussed, so acting as a focal point as part of your container garden. What will be noticed is that there are a large number of bulbs that can be grown in containers, covering all flower colours, heights, and forms.
Bulbs tend to do well when planted at the right depth in the compost and at the right time of year. Get it right and they will reward you with flowers for a number of years. …
In the previous parts of this series, plants which can be grown in a sunny location has been discussed. Part I concern the shrubs and trees that can be grown in containers in full sun, whilst Part II was about perennials or perennials that are treated as annuals, and disposed of as the growing season comes to the end.
In this final part of the series of growing plants in containers in full sun, concerns the annuals or biennials that can be grown in a sunny location. As …
As mentioned in the post Growing Plants in Containers in Full Sun, part I- Shrubs and Trees, plants of this nature was discussed. In this post the range of plants will be extended to perennials that can be grown in containers and window boxes in full sun will be enclosed.
The choice of what perennials that can be grown in full sun in containers are very extensive and this article will only scratch the surface of all possibilities. The container needs to be large enough (but not …
As mentioned in previous posts on how extensively container gardening is, from container selection to containers’ arrangements. It is now time to think about the plants that can go into the containers and their suitability. In this article, the selection of shrubs and trees that can be grown in full sun (more than 6 hours per day of sunlight), will be discussed. This is part of a three-part series of growing plants in containers in full sun.
The choice of what shrubs and trees that can be used …
There are many plants that can be grown in hanging baskets from upright to trailing plants. Each plant together forms a colourful display, which looks speculator in summer. They can be even a winter hanging basket where often little is in flower.
In previous posts, it was discussed how the hanging basket should be set up, from the use of liner, mosses, and compost. It is now time to discuss, which plants can go into these wire or the easy fill hanging baskets.
The big eight …
Product: Strawberry barrel
Best Place to Buy: www.amazon.co.uk
Size of Container: 58.8cm x45.8cmx11.2cm
Capacity: 80 litres of compost.
Shipping Weight: 2.05kg
My score: 7/10
Just imagine, it is late June, early July, Wimbledon is on the television, and you are enjoying a bowl full of homegrown strawberries and cream. Traditionally strawberries have been grown in large strawberry beds where vast arrays of plants are used to produce a bumper crop. This takes a lot of room, a lot of planting, a lot of feeding and a …
In a previous article (Growing fruit trees in containers-there’s a fruit tree for you) fruit trees that can be grown in containers was discussed. It is now time to turn our concentration and attention to growing soft fruit in containers.
Soft fruit tends not to grow as big as fruit trees, and therefore more types can be grown in containers. You can grow blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, cranberries, lingonberries, blackcurrant, redcurrant, white currant, gooseberries, goji berries, and grapes.
What follows is a discussion of what soft fruits …