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Herbs in Action - GINGER
A wow! in the kitchen, a wow! in the garden and a wow! for your health, Ginger is easy to grow and especially suited to containers. Pretty plants, useful in many ways and very good friends with many herbs or spices though go best with chillies and garlic. Do yourself a favour and grow some soon.

Herbs in Action - CHILLIE PEPPERS
An herby bush or is it bushy herb? – Chillies are favourites in any garden or kitchen. On their own or not, this wonderful herb is easy to eat, easy to use and it's easy to harvest your own organically grown crop right on the balcony! And for choice we're spoilt, from nought to meltdown in seconds

Herbs in Action - VERDOLAGAS
Verdolagas? Purslane? Pigsweed? Portulaca oleracea? Use any of these names and internationally someone somewhere would know about it. This edible herbaceous plant and beneficial weed is as versatile as they come. Shakespeare wrote of it! In containers? Of course! In the kitchen? Definitely.

Air Cleansing Containers
Looking for no worries, low maintenance, air-cleansing (according to NASA), low light containers? Do such plants exist? You bet they do! Here is some info on Aspidistra and Dracaena plants. Want something real and green not plastic or silk! Want to do some seriously no fuss gardening? Here’s how.

Q&A on Moon Gardening
Gardening by the Moon is becoming more popular as we discover and research more of what our ancestors did when planning crops and gardens and right times for right actions to harvest the right results. Read o to ge some answers to oft'asked questions.

Gardening by the Moon?
Gardening by the moon? What on earth does that mean? Must I garden only at night? This was an honest question someone once asked me and while it seems silly it isn’t. Only this ‘Gardening by the Moon’ means something else entirely. Do you know which moon phase is best for which garden action?

Snippets, Tips and Tricks
Thank heavens for gardeners’ notebooks, stories, diaries, catalogues, and word of mouth sharing. Add to this experimental gardening; seasonal trials, gardening lore, trial and error conclusions and just plain common sense. Our first selection of snippets and tips for container gardeners follows.

Herbs in Action - LAVENDER
Many plants and herbs share their fragrances readily with us which makes our container gardening efforts well worth it. Besides the many other uses of Lavender, the pleasure we get from this exquisitely scented group of plants makes them a real garden favourite! Plant a container soon, it's easy.

DIY Hypertufa pots
HYPERTUFA is home-made artificial rock that is versatile, pretty, and fun to use. You can make all sorts of things with it, your imagination rules. Need some custom-made pavers? Want a new bonsai pot? Want to make a Japanese lantern yourself? Here is a medium for great garden projects.

Poppy Containers
Poppy. When you say the word and think flower what comes to mind? Airy friendly waving-in-the-breeze thoughts? Flanders fields and Remembrance day? A meadow that poets speaks of? Then your question may follow … but can I grow this delightful flower in a container? Of course you can! Here’s how.

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