Identifying Plant Groups in the Container Garden


In this article, we will be discussing how identifying plant groups in containers can help define your garden. In my various articles, you will know that I talk about the various plants that can be grown in containers, but I have not talked much about what defines each group.

This is because each group has a different role in the garden and this article will discuss this role.

Plants fall into 7 categories that are defined by their length of the life cycle, the size it grows to, …

Why Does the Gardener Need to Use Sulphate of Iron, a Review?


Name of Product: Miracle-Gro Sulphate of Iron Plant Food

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Product Dimensions: 26.16cm x 18.03 x 7.11cm.

Shipping Weight: 1.56kg

My Ratings: 9/10.

In this article, we will be discussing why sulphate of iron is important for the gardener and the container garden in general. Plants can be difficult to look after; you give them the right fertilisers, the right amount of water and love and they reward you by the leaves looking sickly or they fail to bloom.

Do not worry, …

Plants For Cottage Gardens in Containers


In this article, we will be discussing what plants can go into containers to cohere to the cottage garden theme.

In the garden, many fads and fashions come and go, depending on people’s taste. One gardening theme that endures is cottage gardens and the theme remains popular today. It is popular because of the nostalgia it brings to people and the romantic planting that is involved.

Traditional cottage gardens include a mixture of herbs, vegetables and flowers plants amongst each other, but today the focus has changed to …

How to Look after your Containers and the Plants within Them- Repair and Decorating Them


In this article, we will be discussing how to look after your containers, so that you can get many years of service. We will also be discussing how to get the best from the plants in the containers, so you do not have disappointing containers and disappointing plants within them.

This is why in this article we will be looking into ways of how to brighten up containers so you can have unique designs and finally we will be discussing how to repair slightly broken containers so that …

Getting you Containers Autumn and Winter Flowers Ready


In this article, the autumn and winter plants that can be grown in containers will be discussed, to give colour through the dreary time of year for the gardener. Spring container can be found here, whilst summer containers can be found here.

As summer bedding begins to fade, it is now time to replace and rejuvenate tired container displays by adding autumn and winter flowering plants. To be truthful there is not a large selection of plants that can be used to brighten autumn and winter …

Where is the Best Place to Situate your Containers?


In this article, I will be talking about the best place to situate your containers in the garden. You may have noticed that I have talked a lot about what plants to have in various situations. For example what plants to grow in containers in the shade or full sun etc.

I have also talked about the various themes you can have in your garden (with more ideas to come). Themes I have talked about but I have not talked much about the best place to situate your …

Plants for Ornamental Fruits in the Container Garden


In this article, we will be discussing the best ornamental fruit plants to have in your container garden.

In autumn, many colours are plenty, where leaves of many shades are to be found but colourful leaves are not the only thing to be found. You will find some flowers in autumn, but your choice is limited. Your best choice is to go for ornamental varieties, which still add texture and colour and interest to your container design at a dull time of year for the garden.

They will …

How to get the Best from Growbags in the Container Garden


In this article, we will be talking about growbags and the best way to use them to maximise yields and get the best experience from them. Believe it or not, they are not as easy as some people make them out to be.

Let us start by defining what a growbag is?

To answer this question, it depends on where you live. To a person from the UK it is one thing and another to a person from America.

In the UK, a grow bag is a long, …

How to Ensure you are Buying Good Plant Stock?


In this article, we will be discussing how to make sure that the plants you buy are of the best quality. If you buy plants of good quality then you are more likely to succeed and have healthy plants. If you buy poor grade or unhealthy plants, they may never recover and you would have wasted your money.

When you are physically in a garden centre, check over the plants or bulbs with your eyes, or if this is not possible have someone with you who has a …

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 …