Creating a Miniature Water Lily Pond in a Half-barrel


In this article, we will find out how to create a miniature water lily pond in a half-barrel. Most of us have a tinkering for a pond in our gardens, but not all of us have the room or resources to have one. A potted pond may not have the size of an individual pond but it will satisfy the need for water, as they make a great patio feature.

When you are creating a water lily pond, you will need to place the container in position first, …

Creating a Water Garden in a Wooden Barrel


In this article, we will discover a simple and easy way to create a water garden in a wooden barrel. Who does not like a water feature in their garden, but some of us do not have the room or resources to have a pond. In this article, you will discover how to create a water garden in a barrel that can hold water lilies, marginal plants, fish and even a fountain.

In a previous article, I have discussed how to create a bubble fountain and a small

How to Grow and Get the Best from your Philodendrons


In this article, we will discuss how to grow the very popular houseplant philodendrons. You will discover how to grow them in terms of conditions they prefer to grow in, varieties to grow and the potential pitfalls.

WHAT ARE PHILODENDRONS?

Philodendrons are handsome, elegant foliage plants that come in a variety of forms. They are hundreds of species of philodendron (489 species at the last count), where in cool climates they are often grown as a houseplant. Naturally, in its growing habit in Central and South America, they …

How to Grow and Get the Best from your Peperomias


In this article, we will be discussing the best way to grow Peperomias as houseplants in terms of the care they need, the varieties to grow and the problems that they can suffer from. Peperomias are delightful houseplants with their patterned, puckered and variegated leaves.

In this article, we will look at how to care for these beauties, what varieties to grow and what potential problems they suffer from. Before we dwell into all that, we must discover what a Peperomia is.

WHAT ARE PEPEROMIAS?

Peperomias fall into …

How to Grow and Get the Best From your Indoor Pelargoniums


In this article, we will discuss how to grow and get the best from your indoor pelargoniums to bring colour or scent into your home. Pelargoniums are well known as outdoor species where they bring joy and much welcome colour, but can the same genus be grown indoors?

Well in this article, you will find out along with the best care and best varieties to grow. We will also discuss the potential pitfalls to avoid whilst caring for these plants.

 WHAT ARE PELARGONIUMS?

Pelargonium is a genus of …

How to Grow and Get the Best from your Ficus


In this article, we will be discussing how to grow and get the best from your Ficus houseplants from care and varieties to grow. This is a popular genus of houseplant that is often seen in many homes, where they will be noticed.

There are hundreds of species of Ficus with a handful being commonly found in homes. They are native to Asia, America and Africa and covers plants grow for food and decorative plants. Of course, one of the most famous figs is the fig fruit tree …

How to Create a Bubble Container Fountain


In this article, we will discuss how to create a bubble fountain inside a container. In a garden including a container garden, water can have a tranquil effect, as this is such an unusual feature that you can be different and create your own.

Bubble fountains like the one that will be created by using the information in this article go with other container water features to create your own patio water garden. To give a balanced feel it is best if an odd number of elements are …

Miracle-Gro Performance Organics All-Purpose, Fruit and Veg versus Potted Plant Composts- Is there a difference?


In this article, we will be reviewing the Miracle-Gro Performance organics all-purpose compost, the fruit and veg compost and potted plant compost, to see if there is a difference between the three. If you have been following my website for a while, you know that I have been reviewing the Miracle-Gro Performance Organics range to see if the TV adverts are living up to the promises.

You know I have reviewed the All-purpose Granular feed and the All-purpose liquid concentrate, but now I want to review the composts …

How to Grow and Get the Best from your Calatheas


In this article, we will be discussing how to grow and get the best from your calatheas. Calatheas are plants that are grown for their beautiful, colourful leaves that will certainly brighten your home, especially if you get the growing conditions right.

They tend to be more trouble than other houseplants but this does not mean that you cannot grow them, especially if you get the watering right. You will find out in this article, how to grow calatheas, the best growing conditions, the varieties to grow and …

How to Grow and to Get the Best from your Dracaenas


In this article, we will be discussing how to grow and to get the best from your dracaenas. Dracaenas are wonderful large growing foliage plants that often arching with colourful leaves and an upright habit. Dracaena are popular houseplants that originate from Asia.

The name itself shows how much the plant is wrapped up in ancient mythology, as the name is derived from the Greek ‘Drakaina’ meaning female dragon. This is because it is thought that the resin that flows in dracaenas look like dragon blood. Strange as …