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Savvy Gardening - Save Seeds
Seeds of success in our lives depend on savvy habits and so too with gardening – so do you save seeds from season to season or do you go for seedlings? Saving seeds saves your favourites and could be the start of a heritage collection; it's thrifty gardening too so start seeding!
Safety in the Garden
Common or garden sense? Do we always use it? There are times when we are in a hurry or we need to finish a job, and sometimes we just run out of time, or we don’t read the instructions and like the clever bumble bee go ahead and fly anyway. Here are some to safety gardening measures to consider.
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.
Potting a Palm tree
They are graceful, can be elegant and just speak of charming times! Now which plant can do that? A Palm of course … and there are many styles; varieties and shapes to choose from. Why not think about a palm for your balcony space – they grow readily in containers, are easy to care for. Ah ... yes!
Planting 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.
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!
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.
Pests and Friends - BASIL
Herbs are strong and fragrant growers in gardens, window boxes and containers, and more often than not able to withstand pest attacks. So what can you do if your herbs are taking strain? We use Basil specifically here but the advice stretches to lots else and other edibles. See what you think!
Over or Under watering Plants
Too much water and your plants will die … too little and your plants could die, a surface watering that starves the roots and your plants may die … for some plants having wet feet is fine, for others less is certainly more! How much is too much or too little or not enough? These tips will help.
NOVEMBER 2011 Moon Gardening Guide
Gardening by the Moon ... here is the daily ‘TO DO’ list for NOVEMBER 2011 for those who have started it. It will remain up as a featured article on the container gardening site until around 9th November and then it will go to the Container Gardening Forum to join those of previous months.
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