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 …

Bulb Planting Baskets, a Review- Are they any Good?

Name of Product: Elixir Garden Planting Basket

The Best Place to Buy:

Diameter of Basket: 26cm

Number of Baskets: 10

Shipping Weight: 1.96kg

In this article, I will be reviewing to see if bulb planting baskets are all they cracked up to be. The first obvious question is why you would need a basket and this will be answered in this article.

Bulbs are very beautiful in containers, where they will provide wonderful displays throughout the spring and summer months.

In autumn, it is …

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 …

Container Plants for Japanese-Style Gardens- Following Buddhist Philosophies

In this article, we will be describing what container plants can be used for Japanese-style gardens. In order to succeed, you must understand that Japanese gardens reflect Buddhist philosophies and what this entails.

Buddha philosophies can be expressed when he said “I teach only two things. O disciples, the nature of suffering and the cessation of suffering”.

This is taught by the ‘four noble truths’ and ‘eightfold path’.

Buddha believed that nothing is permanent, as changes will always occur. The path to obtaining enlightenment …

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 …

Why you Need a Water Butt in Your Container Garden- Harcostar Water Butt, a Review

Name of Product: Harcostar 227 litre Water Butt Rain trap diverter and kit.

The Best Place to Buy:

Product Dimensions: 60cm x 60cm x 90cm

Shipping Weight: 7.2kg

My Rating: 9.5/10

In this article, I will be describing why you need a water butt in your container garden, especially the Harcostar 227 litre water butt. I will be seeing if this water butt delivers what is promotes and is it user-friendly?

In a previous article I answered the question of what type of

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 …

Is It Better To Water Your Container Plants with Hard or Soft Water? – Does it Matter?

In this article, we will be answering the question ‘Is it better to water your container plants with hard or soft water?’

This is because gardeners worry that by watering with tap water that they may cause irreversible damage to the plant, and that they may eventually kill it. They are worried that the excessive metal ions found in normal tap water can, in the long run, cause a healthy plant to turn unhealthy.

This article is written to allay these fears but be warned as the …