Plant Troubles to Prevent and Avoid in Container Gardening


In this article. I will be looking in-depth to what plant troubles to prevent and avoid in container gardening. In a previous article, I have discussed pests and diseases that can affect container plants in that article I only scratched the surface of what problem container plants can suffer from. I feel now is the time to discover more about plant troubles, so that:

a) They can be minimised and

b) Dealt with in a quick and decisive manner.

Firstly, it must be realised that even in the …

Phostrogen Plant Food, a Liquid Fertilizer- A Review


Name of Product: Phostrogen All-purpose Plant Food, 200 Can.

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

Product Dimensions: 10.1cm x 13.6cm x 23cm.

Shipping Weight: 2.05kg

My Rating: 10/10

In this article, I will be reviewing Phostrogen plant food to see if its suitability in container gardening or gardening in general. In a previous article have talked about slow-release fertilizers and its suitability to release nutrients to plants slowly over the growing season.

This is okay when the plant is healthy but sometimes like us, …

How to Propagate Plants for Free in the Container Garden– Part III Layering, Division, Budding, and Grafting


In this final part of the series on how to propagate plants for free in the container garden, we turn our attention to more advanced techniques to get more plants for free. In this article, we will be concentrating on layering, division, budding and grafting. In previous articles, we have covered sowing seeds and cuttings.

The propagation techniques described in this article are different from the other techniques previously described, as you are not increasing your plants by taking cuttings or by sowing seeds but by other …

How to Propagate Plants for Free in the Container Garden-Part II Cuttings


In the second article in the series, we will be discussing how to propagate plants for the container garden in particular cuttings. The previous part discussed when we need to propagate plants and we learnt the most important aspect of propagating plants via the planting of seeds.

This present article we will be learning about the many techniques that can be used to increase your plant fold by taking cuttings. You will see that this can be done with herbaceous perennials softwood and hardwood cuttings and even root …

How to Propagate Plants for Free in the Container Garden – Part I Sowing


In this three-part series, we will be discussing how to propagate plants for free in the container garden.  Propagation is defined ‘as the breeding of specimens of a plant by natural processes from the parent stock to produce new stock’.

Gardeners, in general, are life creators, as we actually produce hundreds or thousands of new life each year. This is why getting propagation techniques correct is important to increase the new life you create in your garden.

Propagation is a fascinating technique, where you can see the seeds …

Bog Plants for Containers in the Shade (Grow your Dream Bog Garden)


In this article, we extend our knowledge to cover bog plants for containers in the shade. In a previous article we learned about how to create a container garden from scratch, and to describe what plants can go into them in full sun. If you have a pond in the shade what plants are you to use, especially if you have no garden to put them in. This question will be answered hopefully in this article.

Shady areas close to water are perfect for growing a lot …

How to Create a Bog Garden in Containers- Part 1 Plants that can be Grown in Full Sun


In this article, you will learn how to create a bog garden in containers and to know which plants can be grown to create such a feature in full sun. You thought it would be not easy to do but with my guidance, you will soon have a beautiful bog garden without even needing a pond.

There are numerous plants that love growing in damp but not waterlogged conditions, which will struggle if the plant is allowed to dry out. These plants need constant moisture in order to …

Why Container Gardening is Better For Those With Disabilities


In this article, we will be discussing why container gardening is better for those with disabilities. These disabilities prevent them from leading a full, active life, especially in the garden.

When we think of a traditional garden, we see large areas that need to be dug over, fertilizer to be added, weeding and plants that need to be planted.

This is a daunting task for an able body person, but if you have limited mobility, this seems impossible, especially if you are in a wheelchair. The thought of …

10 of The Best Gifts to Get a Gardener for Christmas- Be more Adventurous


In this article, I will be reviewing 10 of the best gifts to get a gardener for Christmas. As Christmas is fast approaching and it is coming to the time to think about what gifts to buy your garden mad friends, neighbours, and opposite half.

I know what it is like you try to come up with novel and great ideas but you come up empty-handed. You scratch your head and eventually, you still buy the wrong present. I know some people are difficult to please but with …

10 Money and Time Saving Tips in the Container Garden


In this article, I am going to give you 10 money and time-saving tips for the container gardener. We are now all starting to learn to live within our means and this is equally applicable in the garden. We all need to find ways of reducing our expenditure but at the same time maintain a well-kept container garden. This is why this article is being written to impart my knowledge in order to save a bob or two.

Anyway, any money saved can be invested in a family …