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 …

Rowlinson Hardwood Mini Greenhouse, a Review (Is it Worth the Price?)


Name of Product: Rowlinson Hardwood Mini Greenhouse

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

Product Dimensions: 120 x 65 x144 cm

Shipping Weight: 27.2kg

My Rating: 9/10

In this review, I will be looking into Rowlinson hardwood Mini Greenhouse to see if it is a valuable addition to the container garden.

The problem with the UK weather is the fact that it is so unpredictable. The winters can be mild, average or bitterly cold and snowy, which make gardening difficult at this time of year.

We may cope with …

Silver Leaf Plants in Containers (Give Contrasts to your Garden)


In this article, silver leaf plants in containers will be discussed. If you use silver, grey or grey-green foliage plants can selectively transform a container display.  I have in the past discussed other leave plants that can be used in containers

This is because silver-leaved plants add contrast and points of interest, to bring elegance to planting combination. This is because they will bring attention to flowers of many coloured blooms. Silver plants combine well with flowers that are white, pink, red, blue or burgundy. The silver leaf …

Neudorff Slug and Snail Killer, a Review (Is it Any Good?)


Name of Product: Neudorff Sluggo Slug and Snail Killer in a 1kg shaker box.

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

Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 11.7 x 22.7 cm

Shipping Weight: 1.06kg

My Rating: 9.5/10

In this review Neudorff Slug and snail killer will be discussed and it suitability to container gardening.Everybody who has a garden no matter if it is a container garden or not, will know what a pest slug and snails can be, One day your prize-winning lettuce is there, the next these slime producers …

Indoor Container Gardening (How to Get the Best from Your Indoor Plants)


In this article, how to grow plants in indoor container gardening will be discussed. From its positioning, where the best place to buy, care and maintenance, propagation, and common pests and diseases. All topics will be covered here.

Up to now, I have exclusively talked about container gardening outdoors and not mentioned indoor gardening much, which to some people is the only option available. People live in flats and rented accommodation where outdoor gardening is a very small distant possibility. I feel it is now time to start …

Micro-Drip Irrigation System, a Review- (A Splash or a Wet Drip?)


Product: Nasum Micro-Drip Irrigation Kit

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

Product Dimensions: 10 x 10 x 10cm

Shipping Weight: 1.4kg

My score: 8/10

In this review, a micro-drip irrigation system will be reviewed.

You are probably aware that watering many container plants can be very time consuming and hard work. You can use an expandable hose, which is great when somebody is there and using it.

Hoses are not for everybody as some people have physical disabilities which prevent them from using …

Plants in Containers in City Gardens in the Shade (Grow Something Special)


In a previous article, plants in containers in city gardens in full sun was discussed in great detail. It is now time to turn our attention to plants in containers in city gardens in the shade in order to broaden the growing conditions.

Urban gardens, in general, are warmer in temperature than town or rural gardens. This will provide better growing conditions for a broader range of plants, especially in winter where the walls will provide some frost protection.

By nature, due to space being a premium, make …

Growing Flowers for Food in Containers (Flower for Salads, Garnishes, Vegetables, Desserts and Drinks)


In this article, I will be discussing growing flowers for food in containers that can be used for salads, garnishes, vegetables, desserts, and drinks. They will not only add interest for your dinner plate but also introduce more exotic flavours to your starters, main course and desserts.

Flowers have been used in our cuisines for thousands of years, with the Chinese using blooms in 3000 BCE, whilst Romans used roses, violets, and lavender in their dishes.

The practice is still going strong, with many restaurants, using flowers in …