Growmore vs Blood, Fish and Bone- Is There a Difference?

In this article, we will be discussing if there is a difference between growmore and fish, blood and bone fertilisers? If so, which is better to use in the container garden?

In a previous article, I talked about the various element deficiencies that plants can suffer from. To overcome these deficiencies, we need fertilisers that particular add the main macronutrients of nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium.

When you buy fertilizers, you often see numbers on the packaging, which tells you the ratio of nitrogen to phosphorous, and potassium- for example, 7:7:7. This means that 7 % of the product will …

The Colour Wheel- Getting your Plant Colour Scheme Right


In this series, we will be discussing the importance of getting the colour scheme in the container garden right. We will discuss plants that can be grown to suit each colour scheme. But before we do this, we have to talk about how the colour schemes are generated in the first place and the types of schemes that are possible. This is important if you want to get the balance right in your garden.

When you want to know what plant colours work well together in the garden, …

Reducing Your Dependency on Plastic in the Container Garden


In this article, we will be discussing ways of reducing your usage of plastics in the container garden. As you can imagine when you look around you can see how much the modern gardener is dependent on plastics. You find it in watering cans and hoses used to water the plants in the pots and cells we grow our seeds in, to the many containers used to house houseplants in.

The use does not stop there as it is used as a sheath on handles of pruners, spades …

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 …