PatioGro Multilevel Growing Frame, a Product Review


Product: PatioGro Multilevel Growing Frame including trays and labels.

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

Product Dimensions: 175 x 54 x 116 cm

Shipping Weight: 12.5kg

My score: 8/10

The problem with modern housing is that often there is no garden at all or if there is one present it cannot support directly planted in the ground. Modern backyards are often concreted or have a patio, where you have no soil to directly grow in. This can be problematic if you want to grow salads, …

Grow Your Own Salad Leave Mixes in Containers (Grow Much More Than Lettuce)


This article concerns the growing of salad leave mixes in containers. In a previous post I touched upon how to grow salad leaves in containers, but now I want to go in this important topic in greater detail in what varieties can be grown, and how to make your own salad seed mixes.

In this way, you can mix and grow your own salad leaves that you like and avoid those that you prefer not to eat. No more picking out leaves that you do not like …

Strawberry Barrel- A Product Review


Product: Strawberry barrel

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

Size of Container: 58.8cm x45.8cmx11.2cm

Capacity: 80 litres of compost.

Shipping Weight: 2.05kg

My score: 7/10

Just imagine, it is late June, early July, Wimbledon is on the television, and you are enjoying a bowl full of homegrown strawberries and cream. Traditionally strawberries have been grown in large strawberry beds where vast arrays of plants are used to produce a bumper crop. This takes a lot of room, a lot of planting, a lot of feeding and a …

Plants for Hanging Baskets-Not the Favourite Eight


There are many plants that can be grown in hanging baskets from upright to trailing plants. Each plant together forms a colourful display, which looks speculator in summer. They can be even a winter hanging basket where often little is in flower.

In previous posts, it was discussed how the hanging basket should be set up, from the use of liner, mosses, and compost. It is now time to discuss, which plants can go into these wire or the easy fill hanging baskets.

The big eight …

Water Retaining Gel, a Review- Reduce your Need to Water Product


Product: Gardman Water Gel Tub

Best Place to buy: www.amazon.co.uk

Product Dimensions: 12 x 12x 10cm

Shipping Weight: 0.885kg

My score: 9/10

Anybody who has a container garden will know how frequent it needs watering, as they do tend to dry out quickly, especially in hot weather. Every summer it is the same routine, you get up, the sun is shining in the deep blue sky, and your container plants are starting to get thirsty. So you have to fill a watering can or …

Plants for Rooftop Gardens (Growing on a Windy Site)


In this article, plants there are suitable to be grown in rooftop gardens will be discussed. Rooftop gardens tend to get a lot of sunshine but are also exposed to extremely windy conditions. In order to do well under these conditions, you need plants that are happy basking in the sun, but also windproof, and can be grown in containers.  This is not an easy task to meet but with the correct selection, it is possible to have plants throughout the year.

Most rooftop gardens are container gardens …

Protecting your Containers from Slugs and Snails Attack (Stop them in their Tracks)


Plants that can be grown in containers that offer some resistance to slugs and snails attacks will be discussed in this article. What will be shown is that there is a wide range of plants that can be grown in containers to solve this problem.

In a previous post, I touched upon what slugs and snails damage they can do in container gardening. In that post recommendations to what can be done to minimize damage caused by these pests, such as slug pellets, beer traps, and copper …

Slow Release Fertilizers Reviewed (5 of the BEST)


If you have been following my blog for a while you will know that I sing the praises of slow release fertilizers as a means of keeping your container plants fed throughout the growing season.

I am constantly asked what slow release fertilizer do you recommend?

Hence, why this article on reviewing the 5 best slow release fertilizer that I would recommend being used in gardens, particular container gardening was written.

WHAT ARE SLOW RELEASE FERTILIZERS?

Slow release fertilizer is specific feed for plants in containers that …

Air Pots, a Review- Increase your Plant Size with a Smaller Pot


Product: Air root pruning pots

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

Size of pots: 30cm x 30cm.

The volume of Compost Required: 20 litres

Shipping Weight: 0.54kg

My score: 9/10

If you ever grow a plant in a container, you know that there comes a time when the plant becomes root bound. This is when instead of the roots growing downwards (as they would normally do in a garden) in search of nutrients and moisture; it instead goes around and around at …

Easy Fill Hanging Basket- Why Use Plastic Instead of Wire

Product Name: Easy Fill Hanging Basket

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

Size of Hanging Basket: 35 cm in diameter and can hold up to 12 litres of compost

Shipping weight: 2.3kg

My score: 9/10

WHY USE HANGING BASKETS?

When it comes to summer there is nothing like a hanging basket full of flowers, suspended by a chain from a bracket near a person’s home. These features are so often breathtakingly beautiful.

Traditionally a wire hanging basket is used, which requires a lining …