Charge Biostimulant, a Review- Is it Worthwhile to Use in the Garden?


Name of Product: Ecothrive Charge Insect Frass Biostimulant

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

Available in Two Sizes:  5 Litres or 10 litres

Shipping Weight: 5kg or 10kg .

My Score: 7/10

In this article, we will be learning about Charge Biostimulant plant nutrient to see if it is suitable to be used in the garden.

I remember a few years ago, whilst searching online to read about this new product that is suitable as a fertilizer for plants. It seems that like all plant food manufacturers that …

Miracle-Gro Performance Organics All-Purpose Concentrate Plant Food, A Review


Name of Product: Miracle-Gro Performance Organics All-Purpose Concentrate Plant Food.

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

Product Dimensions: 6.3cm x 11.5cm x 27.7cm

Shipping Weight: 1.36kg.

In this article, we will be reviewing Miracle-Gro Performance Organic all-purpose concentrate plant food to see if it is all it’s cracked up to be. As you can imagine I got excited when Miracle-Gro released another new product that works together with its granular feed, which has been reviewed here. Like its granular feed, it is a 100% natural. An organic …

Miracle-Gro Performance Organics All-Purpose Plant Nutrition Granules-A Review


Name of Product: Miracle-Gro Performance Organics All- Purpose Plant Nutrition Granules.

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

Product Dimensions: 9.6cm x 17.8cm x 24.7 cm.

Shipping Weight: 2.1kg

In this article, we will be reviewing a new product that has come onto the market and this is Miracle-Gro Performance Organics All-Purpose fertilizer. Here in the UK, you know the gardening season is in full swing when Miracle-Gro starts advertising their new products.

If you have been following my website for a while, then you know why plant …

Soil Conditioners- Improving your Soil for Little Cost


In this article, we will be discussing soil conditioners and their use in gardens, including container gardening.

Soil conditioners are feeds used to improve the quality of your soils, especially in the ground and in raised beds. It is a product which is added to soil or compost to improve its fertility (add more nutrients) and to open the structure. It will make poor soils and composts much more active especially in raised beds.

There is no doubt the best soil conditioner of all to use in gardening …

Why the Container Gardeners Should Use Mycorrhizal Fungi? (and Why Gardening in Borders Should Not)


In this article, we will be discussing the benefits and hindrance of using mycorrhizal fungi (alternatively know as mycorrhiza) in the garden. A lot of information has been written about the role of these fungi in gardening, some rave about them, whilst others say that they occur naturally and therefore will not need to be introduced to the soil.

There are arguments for both sides but what is the truth?

First, we need to discuss what mycorrhizal fungi are?

Mycorrhiza comes from the Greek Words ‘Mykes’ meaning fungi …

Getting the Best from your Hanging Baskets

In this article, we will be discussing hanging baskets from getting the planting right, types of hanging baskets where to display time, type of hanging basket linings, how to suspend them and how to maintain them

I have talked about hanging basket in a previous article and in particular I have reviewed the easy fill hanging basket. I have even talked about what alternative plants you can have in hanging baskets.

It is now time we discuss hanging basket in great detail so that the ins and outs are all covered.

Hanging baskets are one of the …

Is Vitax Q4 Fertiliser the Best General Purpose Fertilizer?


Name of Product: Vitax Q4 Professional Fertilizer

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

Package Dimensions: 26.4cm x 26.4cm x 21.6cm

Shipping Weight: 10kg

My Score: 9/10

In this article, we will be discussing if Vitax Q4 fertiliser is the best general-purpose fertilizer. As you can see from my posts that fertilizing plants is very important. I have reviewed slow released fertilizers, talked about growmore and fish, blood and bone to see what the best is. I have also talked about Phostrogen as a very …

Growmore vs Blood, Fish and Bone- Is There a Difference?


In this article, we will be discussing if there is a difference between growmore and fish, blood and bone fertilisers? If so, which is better to use in the container garden?

In a previous article, I talked about the various element deficiencies that plants can suffer from. To overcome these deficiencies, we need fertilisers that particular add the main macronutrients of nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium.

When you buy fertilizers, you often see numbers on the packaging, which tells you the ratio of nitrogen to phosphorous, and potassium- …

Root Trainers a Review- Growing Long Rooted Plants


Name of Product: Haxnicks Deep Rootrainer Set 32 Cells

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

Product Dimensions: 20cm x 15cm x 5cm

Shipping Weight: 281g

My Score: 9/10

In this article, we will be talking about root trainers to see if they live up to their reputation? Are they as good as other people claim them to be and are they well worth the price and effort of getting one?

When we sow seeds, we often use seed trays, seed cell trays, pots and other containers …

Raised Bed Gardening- The Reason Why and the Best Kits to Have

In this article, we will be discussing why raised beds are becoming so popular and what kits are best to use in your garden. Raised beds are popular because you can get a decent crop or many plants into a very tight space, often with very little horizontal area.

You can double your yields of fruit and vegetables in a raised bed. They can also use to separate areas within your garden, so you can add different aspects and interest, as you walk around the garden.

You can use raised beds of any size or shape, but it is advised …