Climbing Houseplants for your Home


In this article, we will be discussing the best climbing houseplants to have in your home. I have talked about the best tall houseplants to have in a previous article, and that included climbing plants., but in this article, I will be extending this and talk about houseplants that can grow and occupy plenty of vertical space.

These houseplants often bring the beauty of growing vines into the home environment, where they can be admired. The beauty of climbing houseplants is that they make a bold statement in …

Plants for Beside Walls and Fences in Containers in the Shade


In this article, we will be talking about plants that can be used to grow beside walls and fences in containers in the shade. As you can imagine this is a much more difficult area to have plants grow successfully, especially if you compare it to my article of growing beside walls and fences in containers in full sun.

When areas near tall vertical walls and fences do not make a natural home for plants, and few can tolerate the darkness and rainless growing conditions.

Apart from …

Plants For Beside Walls and Fences in Containers in the Sun


In this article, we will be discussing what plant can go beside walls and fence in containers in the sun. When you look out in the garden, you often see boring walls and fences, which you can grow climbers on but then you wonder what plants can be grown near them and flourish.

The plants growing in this location will soften the appearance of these hard surfaces by spacing flowers and foliage nearby.

The plants that grow must be considered so that they can grow in harsher condition …

How to Water Container Plants the Right Way?


In this article, we will discuss the right way to water your containers. In a past article, I have talked about watering but now I want to go onto this in greater depth, so you know how to water your container plant right.

This is so important, as in summer you often see plants in containers die of over or under-watering. It is a shame when this happens, but it can be easily avoided.

When we get a prolonged dry spell in the UK, which is not as …

Methods of Organic Control in the Container Garden


In this article, all methods of organic control that can be used in the container garden will be discussed. Not all of us like to use synthetic chemicals to control pest and diseases, as some prefer the more natural approach. This may result in lower quality crops or not so many colourful blooms, but it is the way nature has attended.

This is known as organic gardening. Some people seem to spray indiscriminately and this can upset the natural ecosystem that forms in the garden. You may be …

Plants for Exposed Sites in Containers in the Shade


In this article, we will be discussing what plants can be grown in containers for exposed sites in the shade. In a previous article, I have talked about what plants can be used in an exposed site in containers in full sun.

As we all do not have this luxury, we also need to consider what plant can be grown in the shade where frosts and winds can be a real hazard. The major drawback is that you cannot rely on the sun to brighten up the plants, …

Plants for Exposed Sites in Containers in Full Sun


In this article, we will be discussing plants that can be grown in containers where the site is exposed and is in full sun. In this garden, resilient plants are required that can take freezing temperatures in winter that can take strong winds or sprays from coastal areas. Normally trees and shrubs from mountainous regions of the world are used but in container gardening trees are normally off-limits, so you are relying on shrubs that can take hard frosts and strong winds.

The Latin names are an important …

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

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

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 …