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Climbers in Containers
Climbers are versatile plants which, besides their beauty, can have good use for us Container Gardeners. They cover, cascade, creep and curl for us on command! Want to cover an ugly surface or wall? Grow a wind-break or define a space? Offer a flowering backdrop to your planters? Use a climber!
Container Gardening Newsletter
Just moved into the city? Only have a small space to garden? Scaling back? If you answered yes for any reason then you will benefit greatly by signing up to this free weekly Container Gardening newsletter. What do you want your container garden to do? Check out your options here!
Cut Flowers from Containers
One of the pleasures of your ‘cut’ container garden is to have fresh cut flowers in your home just because or perhaps for a special occasion dinner. And why not? It makes it even more special when you can say that you grew them yourself!
Potting Soil Pests
Using a good soil for your patio balcony space is a crucial component of container gardening and getting the basics right is truly important. Here we speak of some of the pests that can be found lurking in potting soil.
Pest Control - TOBACCO SPRAY
Tobacco pest spray for aphids. Do not use this! It is not organic, but besides that it is actively and directly harmful to your pots and containers; your soil and the environment. Eschew this old wives’ tale immediately. Actively ignore anyone who tells you otherwise.
Pest Control - GARLIC SPRAY
Anyone can battle insects and diseases found in container gardens with comparatively innocent and harmless products and plants. These include garlic, chillies, liquid soaps, cooking oil and others. In this article we highlight Garlic in particular as a natural pest repellent.
Uses for Fresh cut Herbs
Here are some ideas for instant uses for your cut herbs in your home. You know about them, you may have thought about them but do you do them? One of the simplest ‘gardens’ you can have is to display a cut selection of your favourites in glasses on the kitchen window sill for a daily dose of calm.
Planning Your Container Garden
What do you want your container garden to do? What kind of gardener will you be? Frustrated because you need a plan and some ideas to get you going? Not sure how to start a container garden? Stalled and need to start again? This article will help you answer these questions with a self survey.
Plant Summer-blooming Bulbs in Winter
Winter is the time to plant your summer-blooming container bulbs. You can easily keep them protected from freezing in a garage or basement (or outdoors in mild climates), and you´ll get a jump on the season. Here are some great summer bloomers to plant now!
Decorative Winter Container Gardens
The growing season may be over, but that doesn´t mean you have to do without the beauty of a container garden for the winter! Several wonderful arrangements can be made for the winter that will withstand frost and even a light snow, and deep cold if kept protected. Here´s how!
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