Worm Composting- How to get the best from Your Wormery?

In this article, we will be discussing how to get the best from your wormery. In a past article, I have discussed the best way of composting which is viable for most gardeners. The problem is that it needs a lot of space and compostable material to make it a viable option.

Is there an alternative that takes up less space and uses less material and that is where the wormery comes into play?

Worm composting as said previously is great as you do not need much outdoor space to produce the compost. Composting makes good ecological and economical sense …

Comfrey or Nettle Tea, Which is Better in the Garden?

In this article, we will be discussing whether comfrey or nettle tea or both are better in the garden. In my various articles, I have talked about several fertilisers both inorganic and organic from growmore, fish, blood and bone, Seaweed extract, Q4 Fertiliser, Phostrogen and many more. It is time to see if there is an alternative.


It is possible to grow your own fertiliser and use it in the garden and hence why comfrey or nettle comes into play. What is great about these plants is that they are often …

Wool Slug Deterrent Mat, a Review- Do They Work?

Name of Product: Woolrich Wool Slug Deterrent Mat

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

Dimensions of the Mat: 10m x 48cm

Shipping Weight: unknown

My Score: 8/10

In this article, we will be reviewing if wool slug deterrent mat is worthwhile to have in the garden. We know from bitter experience what damage slug and snails can do in the garden, where they congregate and damage your prize-winning vegetables and plants have been decimated completely.

I have talked about slug in the past including plants that they do not favour by these hungry pests. I have also discussed want …

Clay Granules, a Review- Are they a Good Investment in the Container Garden?

Name of Product: Westland Hydroleca Clay Granules

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

 Product Dimensions: 54cm x 25cm x 10cm

Shipping Weight: 3.38kg

 My Score: 9/10

In this article, we will be discussing why you would want to use ceramic balls in the container garden. In a previous article, I discussed the difference between perlite, vermiculite and horticultural grit and in that article, I did not mention the fourth option and that is ceramic balls. This will be addressed in this article as we discover if you need it in the container garden.


The ceramic …

Fungus Clear Ultra, a Review- A Fungicide Like No Other?

Name of Product: Fungus Clear Ultra Concentrate, 225ml

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

Product Dimensions: 48cm x 81cm x 16.2cm

Shipping Weight: 260g

 My Rating: 8/10

In this article, we will be discussing if Fungus Clear Ultra is worthwhile to have in your garden toolbox. In past articles, I have discussed other fungicides include garlic wonder, SB Invigorators and neem oil.

It is time to see if there is another fungicide that can be used if the others do not live up to the promise. As we often walk around the garden after it has been dry, you …

Bugclear Ultra, a Review- Is it an Effective Insecticide

Name of Product: Bug Clear Ultra Spray Bottle

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

The Volume of Product: 1 Litre

Shipping Weight: unknown

Also can be bought as a concentrate

 My Rating: 8.5/10

In this article, we will be talking about Bug Clear ultra for those gardeners who want something extra to use in the garden. In previous articles, I have talked about neem oil, an organic product but sometimes you want to try something that you know will be effective under more conditions often found in the garden.

The product is based on scientific research that is …

Vegepod a Review-Does the Vegetable Container Gardener Need One?

Name of Product:  Vegepod, Raised Garden Bed Kit with protective cover.

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

Product Dimensions: Small: 1m x 0.5m  x 80cm; Medium: 1m x 1m x 80cm and Large: 2m x 1m x 80cm.

Shipping Weight: Depending on the size ordered.

My Rating: 9/10

In this article, I will be reviewing Vegepod raised bed to see if this is the next best thing since sliced bread. In recent years, most of us have thought about growing our own veg but for some, this is not possible; we simply do not have the room to …

6 Of the Best Spring Flowering Bulb Collection You Can Plant Now

In previous articles, I have gone into the various bulbs that can be planted in containers (see bulbs that can be grown in containers, part I-From A-G and bulbs that can be grown in containers, part II- From H-Z). It is now the time of the year to plant bulbs to give your container garden a beautiful display. You need to think about which bulbs you want to buy, when to plant them and what is the best arrangement for them.

Remember bulbs, unlike other plants, can be mixed with other bulbs to give beautiful spring displays, or they …

Bulbs in Containers for All Round the Year Colour

In this article, we will be discussing what flowering bulbs can give your container display all-round the year colour. This can be used with my other articles in bulb I and bulb II for the description of each plant and what growing conditions they prefer.

You are not tied down to the late winter to late spring plants of Crocuses, Narcissi, Tulips, and Irises, followed by summer displays of lilies and gladioli. If you plant in containers, you will be in control of the growing conditions and so you can grow a large number of genera than often found in …

Why the Gardener should use Neem oil, a Review of Garten Gluck Leaf Spot

Name of Product: Garten Gluck Leaf Spot Treatment- Organic Neem Oil for Plants.

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

Product Dimensions: 16cm x 6.5cm x 6.2cm 

Product Volume :250ml

My Rating: 7.5/10 depending on use.

In this article, we will be discussing if it is advantageous in using neem oil in the garden. Is it effective in stopping pests? Is it effective in treating fungal infection of plants? If you read on, you will find out.

As we walk around the garden, we often notice little problems with our garden. There are aphids on your plant, you plants have …