Growing Patio Roses in Containers


In this article, we will be discussing the best way to grow roses in containers but particularly patio and miniature roses.

In theory, any roses can be grown in containers, but this is not often practical for rambling roses and tall climbers, as they have such a large root system.

They can be grown in containers but the container that is used has to be very deep and very wide; something like 1.5m deep and 1.5m wide to do well. This means you need to build or purchase …

Growing Melons in Containers


In this article, we will be discussing the best way of growing melons in containers. Who amongst us does not like the sweet-tasting fruit of the melon plant, especially the Cantaloupe types. As most of us have a tinkling for melon, is it possible to grow this fruit in Container? Let us see.

Melons are so tempting to grow and they need a warm summer to do well. But that is the beauty of gardening, as anticipation of will it succeeds or not, is half the excitement. Long …

Pansies in Pots- Creating a Simple Display


In this article, we will be discussing how to create a stunning, simple display of pansies in a pot for spring. If you grow your own spring bedding plants from seed, such as wallflowers, stocks, violas and Bell’s daisies, you can plant up containers in autumn, after the summer annuals are past their best.

If you do this and you leave them outside then protect the plants within from strong winds and the container from freezing frosts or becoming waterlogged. This is to prevent the roots from rotting.…

Growing Shrubs in Containers Suitable for the Shade


In this article, we will be talking about what shrubs can be grown in containers that will do well in the shade. We all know that growing plants in the shade can be problematic as plants, in general, do not do as well as if it is grown in full sun. I have in the past talked about plants that can be grown in containers in the shade, but in this article, I want to concentrate on what shrubs can brighten up shady areas, as a feature …

Vitax Plant Guard Concentrate- Is it Effective for your Plants?


 Name of Product: Vitax Plant Guard Organic.

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

Available as a 250ml concentrate or diluted ready for use in a spray bottle of 750ml

My Score: 8/10

In this article, we will be reviewing a newish product that came out last year and this is Vitax Plant Guard Concentrate. We will find out if it is effective in the garden on what it claims to do and what it actually does.

If you have been hanging around my website for a while …

Sticky Insect Fly Traps-Are they Effective in the Garden and Home?


Name of Product:  24 Pack Dual Fungus Gnat Trap Sticky in Flower Shaped for Plant Fly like Fungus Gnats, Aphids, Whiteflies, Leafminers.

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

What you get is 24 pieces of Dual-sided traps, 10 Piece of wire ties and 4 support poles. Each trap has a diameter of 12 cm.

 My Score: 9.5/10

In this article, we will be seeing if these dual sticky insect traps are effective in the garden and also in protecting your houseplants. If you have been following my website …

How to Look After and Care for New Houseplants


In this article, we will be discussing how to care for your newly purchased houseplant. It is a sad fact and not too uncommon for newly, bought houseplants to die within the first few weeks of being brought into a new, unfamiliar home.

The good news is that most of these plants fatalities can be avoided if care is practised in the selection of good, stock plants from reliable suppliers and stockists and sensible precaution are taken to protect them from temperature extreme when you take them home. …

Houseplants for Welcome Indoor Scent


In this article, we will be discussing what houseplants can be grown in the home to give welcome scent.  Often when we want to give scent to our homes, we use artificial means of air fresheners, potpourri, or air purifiers, but there are houseplants that can fulfil the air with such pleasant odours that you wonder what you did before you bought one.

Houseplants, unlike the other means, introduce natural ways of introducing smell to the home and they often look beautiful as well. You are not only …

Creative Festive Winter Containers


In this article, we will be discussing how to create festive winter containers. As the months are passing very quickly and the festive season is soon upon is, then it is time to think about what containers can be made up to provide Christmas cheer.

In this brief article, we will discover how to make a colourful container display that can make a proud statement in your container garden. They are not difficult to do, so let us get cracking.

In most festive winter container displays, holly and …

Making a Mixed Container Display for Shady Spots


In this article, we will be discussing what groups of plants can be used to give a stunning display in the shade. In previous articles, I have discussed to what plants can be grown in various situations in the shade, but in this article, I am going to talk about what wonderful display in groups that you can have in a single container in the shade.

Since traditionally most plants grown in containers love the sun, but in shady areas, it can be difficult to get a container …