The 7 Types of Composts for the Container Gardener (Getting the Choice Right)


In this article, the 7 types of composts for the container gardener will be discussed. As you can imagine it is quite confusing to know what compost to use in your container garden. You need to match the compost to the needs of the plant in question, and this means knowing about the growing conditions and habit of the plant is normally found in and try to replicate this in the garden.

Commercial composts that you find is different from the compost you make at home, as the …

Plants for Walls, Fences and Other Vertical Surfaces in Containers in the Shade (Add Interest to Plain Walls)


In this article, plants for wall, fences and other vertical surfaces in containers in the shade. In a previous article climbing plants for vertical surfaces in containers in full sun has been discussed, and now it is time to extend our attention to growing vertical plants in the shade. This is a more difficult growing regime, as plants tend not to do as well in the shade as they do in full sun. It is not impossible but let us say the choices are more limited.

Plants …

Growing Non-Standard Vegetables in Containers (Growing more than Potatoes)


In this article on the growing of non-standard vegetables in containers will be broached. In previous articles, I have discussed traditional vegetables such as potatoes, tomatoes, aubergines, chilies, beans, etc in containers.

This group often appear in plant and seed catalogues, and in online seed companies. All the favourites are found here but some like kohlrabi and scorzonera are not often found in the container vegetable garden. They have been in catalogues for a long time but they are not classed as non-standard vegetables. They may …

Gardening Heavy Lifting Tool, A Review (Lift More than You Bargained For)


Name of Product: PotLifter 91kg Gardening Heavy Lifting Tool

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

Product Dimensions: 35.6 x 76 x 76 cm

Shipping Weight: 0.658

My Rating: 8.5/10

In this article, I will be reviewing the PotLifter gardening heavy lifting tool to see if it is all it is cracked up to be. In a previous article, I reviewed and discussed the wheeled garden plant pot trolley which is very useful in moving plant pots in gardens.

The biggest problem is that …

Plants for Walls, Fences and Other Vertical Surfaces in Containers in the Sun (Plants to Cover Bare Walls)


In this article, plants for walls, fences and other vertical surfaces in containers in the sun will be discussed particularly plant that can be used to cover bare walls.

Climbers are perfect for decorating wall and fences, where flowers of all colours, leaf shapes and texture, and plant forms can be used. There is nothing worse than looking at a bare wall in a garden, where instead it can be covered with interesting plants.

It is best that when you are planning which climber to plant that you …

Colourful Indoor Container Leaf Plants (Grow More than Plain Green Leaves)


In this article, colourful indoor container leaf plants that are grown for their beautiful leaves will be discussed. Most indoor plants tend to have plain green leaves, with no patternation, making no real point of interest. Green leaves do not make a striking feature for an indoor plant, where you want something which makes a bold statement in the home.

You are looking for something that has some different features from interesting leaf shapes, deep and colourful veins, or some interesting patternation. The leaves may still be green …

Moving Pots in the Container Garden –Wheeled Garden Plant Pot Reviewed


Name of Product: Wheeled Garden Plant Pot Trolley

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

Product Dimensions: Not stated

Weight of Trolley 3.7kg

Maximum Weight it can Transport: up to 65kg.

My Rating: 8/10

In this article moving pots in the container garden will be discussed, in particular to the wheeled garden plant pot trolley.

We all know that container gardening is so much fun, allowing those without permanent soil beds to garden in and grow beautiful flowers, vegetables, and fruits. You know that you …

32 of the Best Flowering Houseplants (Plants that will Give Great Blooms Indoor)


In this article, 32 of the best flowering houseplants to use in your home will be discussed. Normally we look for plants in our homes to not only brighten it but also add splashes of colour.

Plants in our homes fall into two separate categories of those that are grown for the leaves, or those that are grown for their flowers. The latter will be discussed in this article.

The plants that are suggested are not only beautiful to look at but come in many different colorful flowers, …

Bulbs that Can be Grown in Containers, Part I- From A-G


In this two-part series bulbs that can be grown in containers will be discussed, so acting as a focal point as part of your container garden. What will be noticed is that there are a large number of bulbs that can be grown in containers, covering all flower colours, heights, and forms.

Bulbs tend to do well when planted at the right depth in the compost and at the right time of year. Get it right and they will reward you with flowers for a number of years. …

Bulbs that can be Grown in Container, Part II-From H to Z


In this second and final part of the series, we continue our journey into bulbs that can be grown in containers. This will have some of the more familiar varieties, as well as varieties that are rarer and more difficult to find. Part 1 can be found here.

Yet again there are plenty of bulbs to choose from covering all aspects from flower colours and shapes, plant heights and form.

What follows are bulbs that can be grown in containers beginning with the Letter H and finishing …