Getting you Containers Summer Flower Ready


In a previous post (Getting you Containers Spring Flowers Ready) plants that can be used to give a colourful display in spring was discussed. Time is now moving on and now we must turn our attention to making our summer displays in container look beautiful.

In this article, we will be getting our containers summer flower ready. It is important to realise that whilst relaxing on the patio or backyard you will observe your containers more. This would mean the plants within them must look good, be of …

Growing Baby Vegetables in the Container Garden- Smaller is Better


In this article, we will be discussing what varieties of baby vegetables to grow in your container garden. The obvious question is why would you want to grow baby vegetables, as they are smaller in size? They may be smaller in size but offer much more in the way of flavour and in this article, this question will be answered.

WHAT ARE BABY VEGETABLES?

We are talking about cauliflowers no bigger than a tennis ball, small beetroots, bite-sized tomatoes, cucumbers that fit in the palms of your hands, …

Flamboyant Houseplants to Grow in your Home


In this article, we will be talking about flamboyant houseplants to have in your home. When we think about houseplants, you tend to think about beautiful foliage plants that can be colourful, large-leaved and have wonderful shapes and designs. You also think about tall plants that bring a focal point to a room, or you think about plants that produce colourful blooms.

I have talked extensively about houseplants from orchids, bromeliads, leaf plants and flowering plants, but sometimes you really want a showstopper that when …

Raised Bed Gardening- The Reason Why and the Best Kits to Have

In this article, we will be discussing why raised beds are becoming so popular and what kits are best to use in your garden. Raised beds are popular because you can get a decent crop or many plants into a very tight space, often with very little horizontal area.

You can double your yields of fruit and vegetables in a raised bed. They can also use to separate areas within your garden, so you can add different aspects and interest, as you walk around the garden.

You can use raised beds of any size or shape, but it is advised …

Plants for Cool Colours in the Container Garden


In this article, we will be discussing in what plants can be used to give cool colours in the container garden.

Since the 1930s when Vita Mary Sackville-West created her famous white garden, designers have sung nothing but praise about the beauty of the monochromic planting scheme (see previous article to know what it entails in making a monochromic scheme).

If you want to achieve a similar effect, you need to plant white producing plants from spring onwards. At that time you can start with hellebores and snowdrops, …

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 Display your Houseplants in- Anything but Small Pots


In this article, we will be discussing all the possible ways to display your houseplant in. When we buy houseplants, we do not often think about the containers we want to display them in.

You have many choices to what you can go for, and I have reviewed the 7 best pots you can have in your home, but there are alternatives that can be used to display your beautiful houseplants in.

This is the crux of this article, where the different types of container for houseplant …

The Best Tall Houseplants to Have in your Home


In this article, I will be discussing the best tall houseplants to have in your home. When you think about houseplants, you think of small plants in groups around the windowsill or displayed on top of a desk to keep you company.

I remember when I was little, they use to have Swiss cheese plants in every house, after all, it was the 1970s. They are tall plants that use to occupy a corner of a room, but guess what tall plants are back in fashion. We want …

ROOT !t Heat Mat- Are They Worth the Investment?


Name of Product: Root It Heat Mats & Thermostat Heated Propagation Heaters

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

Product Dimensions: 25cm x 35cm, 40 x 60cm and 40 x 120cm.

My Score: 9/10

In this article, I will be talking about heat mats and their importance on propagating seeds, especially the root it heat mats . In a previous article, I talked about electrical propagators and their use in germinating seeds, but if you have a large number of seeds then a heat mat becomes necessary.

Propagators …