Vermiculite vs Perlite vs Horticultural Grit (Which One is Better in the Container Garden)


In this article, the perennial question to which substance is better to add to your potting mix will be answered. In previous posts I have always highlighted the importance of having good drainage but how is this to be done.

You have three main substances that can be added and mixed with the compost to make it more open structured and therefore more free-flowing and free-draining.

Vermiculite, perlite and horticultural grit are all the substance in question that can be used, but which is the best to use

Moving Pots in the Container Garden –Wheeled Garden Plant Pot Reviewed


Name of Product: Wheeled Garden Plant Pot Trolley

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

Product Dimensions: Not stated

Weight of Trolley 3.7kg

Maximum Weight it can Transport: up to 65kg.

My Rating: 8/10

In this article moving pots in the container garden will be discussed, in particular to the wheeled garden plant pot trolley.

We all know that container gardening is so much fun, allowing those without permanent soil beds to garden in and grow beautiful flowers, vegetables, and fruits. You know that you …

Rowlinson Hardwood Mini Greenhouse, a Review (Is it Worth the Price?)


Name of Product: Rowlinson Hardwood Mini Greenhouse

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

Product Dimensions: 120 x 65 x144 cm

Shipping Weight: 27.2kg

My Rating: 9/10

In this review, I will be looking into Rowlinson hardwood Mini Greenhouse to see if it is a valuable addition to the container garden.

The problem with the UK weather is the fact that it is so unpredictable. The winters can be mild, average or bitterly cold and snowy, which make gardening difficult at this time of year.

We may cope with …

Neudorff Slug and Snail Killer, a Review (Is it Any Good?)


Name of Product: Neudorff Sluggo Slug and Snail Killer in a 1kg shaker box.

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

Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 11.7 x 22.7 cm

Shipping Weight: 1.06kg

My Rating: 9.5/10

In this review Neudorff Slug and snail killer will be discussed and it suitability to container gardening, Everybody who has a garden no matter if it is a container garden or not, will know what a pest slug and snails can be, One day your prize-winning lettuce is there, the next these slime …

Micro-Drip Irrigation System, a Review- (A Splash or a Wet Drip?)


Product: Nasum Micro-Drip Irrigation Kit

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

Product Dimensions: 10 x 10 x 10cm

Shipping Weight: 1.4kg

My score: 8/10

In this review, a micro-drip irrigation system will be reviewed.

You are probably aware that watering many container plants can be very time consuming and hard work. You can use an expandable hose, which is great when somebody is there and using it.

Hoses are not for everybody as some people have physical disabilities which prevent them from using …

Expandable Hosepipe, a Review- Does it Live Up to the Hype?


Product: Ansio Expandable Garden Hose

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

Product Dimensions: 32.2 x 22.5 x 12.66 cm

Shipping Weight: 2.26kg

Hose Length: 30m when fully expanded

My Score: 9/10

Anybody who has a container garden, especially with a lot of containers will know how long and laborious watering can be. As container gardens tend to dry more quickly than normal gardens, especially in summer, where it can become a daily task. You can do this by using a watering can but …

5 of The Best 4-in-1 Soil Testers (Getting the Growing Conditions Right in Containers)


Anybody who has a container garden knows that for any plant to crop, flower or fruit certain growing conditions needs to be met. The pH of the compost needs to be right, the soil temperature not too hot or not too cold, the compost must have the right amount of moisture-not too wet or too dry, and it must have the right level of sunlight. This is where a 4-in-1 soils sensor comes into play, as you will get all 4 variable measured. In this article, the 5 …

PatioGro Multilevel Growing Frame, a Product Review


Product: PatioGro Multilevel Growing Frame including trays and labels.

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

Product Dimensions: 175 x 54 x 116 cm

Shipping Weight: 12.5kg

My score: 8/10

The problem with modern housing is that often there is no garden at all or if there is one present it cannot support directly planted in the ground. Modern backyards are often concreted or have a patio, where you have no soil to directly grow in. This can be problematic if you want to grow salads, …

Strawberry Barrel- A Product Review


Product: Strawberry barrel

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

Size of Container: 58.8cm x45.8cmx11.2cm

Capacity: 80 litres of compost.

Shipping Weight: 2.05kg

My score: 7/10

Just imagine, it is late June, early July, Wimbledon is on the television, and you are enjoying a bowl full of homegrown strawberries and cream. Traditionally strawberries have been grown in large strawberry beds where vast arrays of plants are used to produce a bumper crop. This takes a lot of room, a lot of planting, a lot of feeding and a …

Water Retaining Gel, a Review- Reduce your Need to Water Product


Product: Gardman Water Gel Tub

Best Place to buy: www.amazon.co.uk

Product Dimensions: 12 x 12x 10cm

Shipping Weight: 0.885kg

My score: 9/10

Anybody who has a container garden will know how frequent it needs watering, as they do tend to dry out quickly, especially in hot weather. Every summer it is the same routine, you get up, the sun is shining in the deep blue sky, and your container plants are starting to get thirsty. So you have to fill a watering can or …