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Buying Container Plants
Buying new stock for your container garden may be just the bit of retail therapy you need but these guidelines will help you look out for good and bad signs in the planted pots you finally purchase. Don't be in a hurry! Don't go cheap! Enjoy your choices, speak to those in the know at the nursery.
Not home much? Travel a lot? Work odd hours and weekends away? Treasure your black thumb but need something to grow? If you answered yes for just one of these questions then maybe a cactus container garden would suit you. It is easy enough to set up and simple enough to maintain. Waterwise too!
Chayote in Containers
Chayote in containers may be unusual for some but everyday for others Ė I say we should join the others and grow some. Like courgettes in a way, this vigorous climber belongs to the gourd family is popular in southern warm areas, it has many uses in the kitchen and is a medicinal vegetable as well.
Choose a Chocolate-coloured Container!
Chocolate in the garden? Why not - there are many plants you can use for containers and the colours and textures and beauty will have you and yours smiling. Itís a lovely theme to think about especially if you are starting out, setting up a new container garden or replenishing for new season needs
Christmas Gift Containers
Gift Christmas Containers are great holiday and gardening projects and you know how it is, the busier you are and the more you have to do the more you get done and well too! Did you plan ahead perhaps? Many do and as many or more donít, but whichever's the case, here are some last week fun ideas!
Oh how I have longed for a new gardening product to come into the shops - one that can be useful, innovative, adaptable and a good buy for the budget. Guess what? I think I have found one. It is called the CLevva Containerô and it would be a foolish notion to ignore this amazing invention!
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!
Coffee Compost for Containers
As an organic soil conditioner and fertiliser for plants, spent coffee grounds make a fine 'green' compost that will enhance your gardening space without a fuss Ė itís a green gardening practice that costs very little except your effort. Smell the coffee and get going Ė itís an amazing product!
Companion Planting for Containers
The role of plants can be a complicated one ... not for the plants ... but for us to find out about and use to our advantage. There are some plants that nurture, others are martyrs or mask plants and yet others attract beneficial goggas to our gardening spaces. What does what? What goes with what?
Container Care and Cleanups
The daily 'fruits' of our labours from our containers are a pleasure when we realise they are there for the taking in exchange for our gardening efforts! Only one container to care for? No matter, a deck garden clean up is a must! Maybe you'll find these tips and timely reminders useful.
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