Sulphate of Magnesium (Epsom Salt) Review, Why Should the Gardener Use This Supplement?

Name of Product: Westland Epsom Salts

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Product Dimensions: 24cm x 14.2cm x 7.2cm.

Shipping Weight: 1.5kg

My Score: 8/10

In this article, we will be discussing the important role that sulphate of magnesium or Epsom salts, as it is alternatively known, plays in the garden. You are probably aware of the use of Epsom salts in baths, where they help when you are having a relaxing bath. This compound if rightly used has a multitude of uses in the garden and container …

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 …

Growing Kiwi Fruits in Containers-Growing the Exotic Fruit

In this article, we will be discussing how to grow kiwi in containers, so that you can have an abundance of fruit throughout the autumn months.

This plant is a beautiful climbing vine that would have been cultivated even if it does not produce its delicious fruits.

What you will discover is that this exotic fruit is not a difficult plant to grow, if you get all the growing conditions right.

The plant has pointed, heart-shaped leaves that are rich in colour and leaf stalks that are red …

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 …

Is it Possible to Grow Rhubarb in Containers?

In this article, we will be discussing the possibilities of growing rhubarb in containers. In a previous article, soft fruits that can be grown in containers were discussed, but no mention of rhubarb was made. It was not that I was amiss but because I felt that a future article was needed to explain in detail about growing rhubarb in containers.

The time has now arisen and because you cannot beat a good rhubarb pie, I am going to discuss the topic at hand now.

If you have …

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 …

The Best Way to Display your Houseplants via Lighting and Group Planting

In this article, we will be talking about the best way to display your houseplants by the use of appropriate lighting and by planting houseplants in groups. We all know how appropriate lighting can certainly brighten up an area in our home, so we can have areas in bright light and other areas in the shade, creating contrasts.


Plants need lights of different levels but their beauty can be enhanced by having the right light in the right location shining on the plants, enhancing them. …