Container Plants for Formal and Modern Schemes


In this article, we will be discussing container plants for formal and modern schemes. Formal gardens conform to a scheme, which is symmetrical in nature whilst more modern designs follow a scheme that is not as formal but is asymmetrical in nature; two different schemes but both employ similar plants.

Clipped hedging is a common feature in formal schemes, where it is used to screen plants or to provide level landscapes to show your ornamental flowering plants. You can even create a knot garden.

A knot garden is …

Growing Unusual Varieties of Flowering Plants in Containers- Grow Hard to Find Plants


In this article, we will be discussing growing unusual varieties of flowering plants in containers. Some gardeners are happy growing well-known varieties of plants that are commonly found in garden centres or online garden stores, whilst others like to find varieties that are not often seen but are in fact rare.

They prefer to grow unusual and sometimes rare and hard to find plants, they will not only make your container garden stick out but will add interest and provide a talking point when you have visitors coming …

SB Plant Invigorator and Bug Killer Concentrate, a Review


Name of Product: SB Plant Invigorator and Bug Killer Concentrate.

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

Supply as a 500ml Bottle

Shipping Weight: 0.399kg

My Rating: 7/10

In this article, I will be reviewing SB plant invigorator and bug killer to see if it is an effective plant rejuvenator and bug killer. If you continue to read you will find out. In a previous article, I reviewed the Garlic Wonder Organic Concentrate which I sang the high praises for.

Garlic Wonder Organic concentrate is not the only …

Garlic Wonder Organic Concentrate, a Plant Invigorator-A Review


Name of Product: Garlic Wonder Organic Concentrate, Organic Plant Biostimulant

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

Supply as a 500ml Bottle

Shipping Weight: 0.621kg

My Rating: 8.5/10

In this article, we will be discussing Garlic Wonder Organic Concentrate to see if it is effective in the container garden.

Garlic is not only good for the heart it seems but is also good for your garden. It not only repels vampires but also repels bad insects from your container garden.

You may be surprised to know that garlic …

Bog Plants for Containers in the Shade (Grow your Dream Bog Garden)


In this article, we extend our knowledge to cover bog plants for containers in the shade. In a previous article we learned about how to create a container garden from scratch, and to describe what plants can go into them in full sun. If you have a pond in the shade what plants are you to use, especially if you have no garden to put them in. This question will be answered hopefully in this article.

Shady areas close to water are perfect for growing a lot …

How to Create a Bog Garden in Containers- Part 1 Plants that can be Grown in Full Sun


In this article, you will learn how to create a bog garden in containers and to know which plants can be grown to create such a feature in full sun. You thought it would be not easy to do but with my guidance, you will soon have a beautiful bog garden without even needing a pond.

There are numerous plants that love growing in damp but not waterlogged conditions, which will struggle if the plant is allowed to dry out. These plants need constant moisture in order to …

Bulb Planting Baskets, a Review- Are they any Good?


Name of Product: Elixir Garden Planting Basket

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

Diameter of Basket: 26cm

Number of Baskets: 10

Shipping Weight: 1.96kg

In this article, I will be reviewing to see if bulb planting baskets are all they cracked up to be. The first obvious question is why you would need a basket and this will be answered in this article.

Bulbs are very beautiful in containers, where they will provide wonderful displays throughout the spring and summer months.

In autumn, it is …

Why Container Gardening is Better For Those With Disabilities


In this article, we will be discussing why container gardening is better for those with disabilities. These disabilities prevent them from leading a full, active life, especially in the garden.

When we think of a traditional garden, we see large areas that need to be dug over, fertilizer to be added, weeding and plants that need to be planted.

This is a daunting task for an able body person, but if you have limited mobility, this seems impossible, especially if you are in a wheelchair. The thought of …

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 …

Container Plants for Japanese-Style Gardens- Following Buddhist Philosophies


In this article, we will be describing what container plants can be used for Japanese-style gardens. In order to succeed, you must understand that Japanese gardens reflect Buddhist philosophies and what this entails.

Buddha philosophies can be expressed when he said “I teach only two things. O disciples, the nature of suffering and the cessation of suffering”.

This is taught by the ‘four noble truths’ and ‘eightfold path’.

Buddha believed that nothing is permanent, as changes will always occur. The path to obtaining enlightenment …