Category Archives for Container Gardening

Common Myrtle | Myrtus communis

The common myrtlle, a member of the Myrtaceae family, is native to the Mediterranean where it grows as a small, evergreen shrub. Grown in a container it can still reach a height of 2 m (6 ft 6 in). The … Continue reading

19. March 2014 by admin
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Container Gardening

Container gardening is presently very fashionable but it is nothing new; it has a history stretching back to Classical times and the earliest days of horticulture. It still offers a very versatile way of growing plants, for almost any type … Continue reading

31. July 2013 by admin
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Bold Garden Beds and Borders

Be Bold in the  Garden Border The keen gardener will always garden on the borderlines of what it is possible and safe to grow. I’m sure this is the right attitude. If you get five or six years of pleasure, … Continue reading

05. April 2011 by admin
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Buying Plants – Essential Plant Buying Guide

Buying the Best Plants When you start gardening and you choose quite young, vigorous but healthy plants, then you will soon get great results and be on your way to success in the garden. Knowing how to select the best … Continue reading

22. November 2010 by admin
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Flower Hanging Basket Liners

Flower Hanging Basket Liners By using a modern hanging basket liner, planting a flower hanging basket is easy and clean. Pre-formed hanging basket liners — made from compressed wood pulp, peat and textile fibre — are the simplest of all … Continue reading

22. November 2010 by admin
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Guide to Container Gardening

Filling the Garden Container John Innes potting compost No. 2 suits most plants, as do proprietary loam-based potting composts. (Choose John Innes No. 3 for permanent subjects such as trees and shrubs.) Ordinary garden soil is not recommended; it is … Continue reading

22. November 2010 by admin
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Plants for Containers – What to Plant in Garden Pots and Planters

Plants for Containers Window-boxes 15-20cm (6-8in) deep are suitable for growing a large variety of plants. In spring they can come alive with bulbs planted the previous autumn — snowdrops (Galanthus), crocuses, dwarf daffodils, narcissi and tulips, hyacinths, scillas and … Continue reading

21. November 2010 by admin
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Planting in Containers – Container Gardening Ideas

Planting in Containers Planting in containers is a great way to brighten up any part of your garden, and with careful preparation and selection plant-filled containers can provide year-round interest. There are so many different plant containers — from heavily ornate … Continue reading

21. November 2010 by admin
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Window Boxes and Hanging Flower Baskets

Container Gardening Ideas Garden Plants for Window Planters Many of the shorter-growing subjects used for summer bedding are also grown in window boxes. Geraniums are amongst the most popular, these being planted from pots in May. They are subjects which … Continue reading

14. September 2010 by admin
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Unique Roof Garden Design with Unusual Roof Garden Plants

Roof Garden Design A flat roof can easily be converted into an unusual roof garden. Design of your roof garden will much depend on the size of roof available, but nevertheless it will be perfect for a party on a … Continue reading

07. September 2010 by admin
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