Methods of Organic Control in the Container Garden

In this article, all methods of organic control that can be used in the container garden will be discussed. Not all of us like to use synthetic chemicals to control pest and diseases, as some prefer the more natural approach. This may result in lower quality crops or not so many colourful blooms, but it is the way nature has attended.

This is known as organic gardening. Some people seem to spray indiscriminately and this can upset the natural ecosystem that forms in the garden. You may be …

How to Water Houseplants Correctly to Make Them Look Their Best

In this article, we will be discussing the right way to water your houseplants. Often houseplants enthusiasts get their watering wrong, either given too much or too little and as a result, the plant suffers.

In this article, we will discover what houseplants look like with too little water and what houseplants that get too much water look like. We will also discuss when to water, but this is so dependent on the plant in question and finally what the best watering regime to use for houseplants.

We …

Maxicrop Original Seaweed Extract, a Review-Do you Really Need Seaweed Extract in your Garden?

Name of Product: Maxicrop Original Seaweed Extract, 2.5 litres

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 Product Dimensions:1 4.5cm x 10.5cm x 22cm

 Shipping Weight: 2.7kg.

 My Rating: 8/10

In this article, we will be talking about the use of seaweed extract to feed your plants in the garden. Is it well worth the money to buy it or are its uses over the top?

If you have followed my website for a while, you know how important fertilisers are. I have reviewed a large number from …

Plants for Exposed Sites in Containers in the Shade

In this article, we will be discussing what plants can be grown in containers for exposed sites in the shade. In a previous article, I have talked about what plants can be used in an exposed site in containers in full sun.

As we all do not have this luxury, we also need to consider what plant can be grown in the shade where frosts and winds can be a real hazard. The major drawback is that you cannot rely on the sun to brighten up the plants, …

Sulphate of Potash, a Review- Is this the Best Source of Potassium for the Gardener?

 Name of Product: Westland Sulphate of Potash

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 Product Dimensions: Unknown

 Shipping Weight: 1.5kg

 My Rating: 9.5/10

In this article, we will be talking about the use of sulphate of potash in the garden to see if it does what it is supposed to do. From my past reviews, you know that I have discussed the importance of sulphate of ammonia, as a great way of introducing nitrogen in the garden. This is predominantly for those who want to grow vegetables for …

Getting the Light Requirements for Your Houseplant Right?

In this article, we are going to discuss getting the light requirements for your houseplants right. In a previous article, I talked about how artificial lights can be used to highlight your plants, but as said this is not for the growing of plants. We need natural light for that. Natural light is important as without it the houseplants will not survive.

Light, in general, is essential for any plant to survive, since it provides the necessary energy for photosynthesis to take place and the plant to obtain …

Is Superphosphates Necessary in the Garden- A Review?

Name of Product: Westland Superphosphate

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Product Dimensions: 24.2cm x 14.4cm x 7.2cm.

Shipping Weight: 1.1kg.

My Score: 7.5/10

In this article, we will be discussing superphosphates to see if the container garden or gardener really needs it. In a previous article, I talked about sulphate of ammonia that provides nitrogen to plants but the next primary macronutrient on the list is phosphorus and this is where superphosphates come into play.

The question that arises is superphosphate the best source of phosphorus for …

Plants for Exposed Sites in Containers in Full Sun

In this article, we will be discussing plants that can be grown in containers where the site is exposed and is in full sun. In this garden, resilient plants are required that can take freezing temperatures in winter that can take strong winds or sprays from coastal areas. Normally trees and shrubs from mountainous regions of the world are used but in container gardening trees are normally off-limits, so you are relying on shrubs that can take hard frosts and strong winds.

The Latin names are an important …

Sulphate of Ammonia, Is This the Best Source of Nitrogen for the Garden

Name of Product: Westland Sulphate of Ammonia

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Product Dimensions: 24cm x 14.4cm x 16.6cm.

Shipping Weight: 1.5kg.

My Rating: 8.5/10

In this article, we will be discussing the role of sulphate of ammonia plays in the garden; why you want to use it and what benefits the plants get from this supplement.

We know as we walk around the garden that they not always looking their best; the leaves are yellowing, the blooms are not blooming and you know …

Using Houseplants to Hide Unsightly Features and Highlight Good Features

In this article, we will be talking about ways of using houseplants to hide those feature in your home which you want other people to not see. We will also be discussing how houseplants can make an existing feature more attractive.

All homes either old or modern have some features that are best hidden or at least blended to the background; the home may have gas, water piping or electrical conduits that are clearly visible. These, of course, can be boxed in, but this can cause problems in …