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 range to see if they can help the gardener before using any …

Baltic Worm Castings- Is it Useful in the Garden?

Name of Product: Baltic Worm Casting Natural Top Soil Builder and Improver

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

Product Dimensions: 26.01cm x 23.5cm x 7.4cm

Shipping Weight: 2.78kg

My Score: 9/10

In this article, we will be discussing if you should use worm castings in your garden. In a previous article, I reviewed wormeries where the main product of worm cast is made by your own fair hands.

To some, this can be a difficult process taking a lot of time and effort. It is also very messy but there is an alternative which you can use in your garden …

Is Volcanic Rock Dust Worthwhile in the Garden- A Review

Name of Product: Remin Volcanic Rock Dust Soil and Compost Remineraliser

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

Product Dimensions: 49cm x 39cmx19cm

Shipping Weight: 21.06kg

My Score: 5/10

In this article, we will be discussing if the gardener needs rock dust on their garden. Will the product benefit it in any way by using it or is it a lot of hot air.

Rock dust is a very popular soil additive to some gardeners who swear by it, whilst for others, they are less convinced. It has caused arguments in the gardening community and I want to address this …

Do Copper Bands Really Deter slugs?

In this article, we continue our quest to deal with slug and snails in the garden and to see if copper bands are effective in this regard. They are such huge problems that often you wonder why you garden when these pests start to eat the leaves of your flowers and vegetables. They are such a nuisance I know.

I know gardening is addictive but you are still a glutton for punishment.  You cannot resist the beautiful flowers or those prize-winning vegetables. In past articles, I have reviewed beer traps, wool deterrent matting, slug pellets and plants that

Slug Beer Traps- Are they Worth Getting slugs and Snails Drunk over them?

Name of Product: PonZE Home Series 12 x Beer Slug and Snail Safe Simple Easy Traps.

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

What You Get: 12 Top of the Range Garden Slug and Snail Traps.

My Score: 6.5/10

In this article, we will be reviewing if beer traps are effective in the garden to deal with these bothersome pests. I have talked about slug and snails in the past from using iron phosphate pellets, slug deterrent matting and plants that slugs and snails do not prefer to eat.

In this article, we will be discussing if beer traps are …

Using Glazed Pottery in your Container Garden

In this article, we continue our discussion on the types of containers used in the garden and this time we will be discussing glazed pottery. In the past articles, I have talked about terracotta pots, plastic containers and wooden containers. We now turn our attention to an attractive type of containers- glazed pottery.


Glazed pottery is a newish arrival to the container market, only becoming available in the last 20 years or so. This is not surprising as they tend to be inexpensive, where much of it is oriental in …

Using Wooden Containers in your Garden

In this article, we will be discussing what you would want to use wooden containers in your garden. In previous articles, I have discussed terracotta pots and plastic containers, but in this article, we turn our attention to wooden containers. Wooden containers tend to come in a variety of shapes, sizes and styles and are often seen in gardens.


You will find wooden half planter and other containers to give a rustic feel to any garden, especially so if the container comes with their rough bark left on.

You can also use formal planters …

Using Terracotta Containers in the Garden

In this article, we will be talking about using terracotta containers in the garden. There is no limit to displays that look good in terracotta containers, anything from traditional bedding plants such as tuberous begonias and lobelias, to Mediterranean designs favoured in Italian garden schemes that often use vivid pelargoniums.

I have talked about container materials in the past but in a series of articles, I will discuss the benefits and hindrance of using different types of containers in the garden. It is hoped that when this series finishes, you will be versed into what material of construction advantages and …

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 you will know that I talk about fungicides and insecticides a lot. …

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 for a while you know that I have reviewed a lot of …