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Chayote in Containers
Chayote in containers may be unusual for some but everyday for others – 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.
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. It’s a lovely theme to think about especially if you are starting out, setting up a new container garden or replenishing for new season needs
Choosing your Container
All pots are not created equal! Know the advantages and disadvantages of the different materials available for your container plants.
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 don’t, but whichever's the case, here are some last week fun ideas!
Clay and Ceramic Pots
Ceramic and terra cotta clay pots are an excellent choice for container plantings and can add great beauty to your container garden. Here are some tips for using and ideas for decorating with ceramic and clay containers.
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 Container™ 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 – it’s a green gardening practice that costs very little except your effort. Smell the coffee and get going – it’s an amazing product!
Colours – Blue and Purple Annuals
Blues and Purples are especially calming colors and may be exactly what you want for a certain area of your garden. Here is a selection of blue and purple annuals: easy to grow, with long bloom season, resistant to disease, and perfect for containers.
Colours – Red and Pink Annuals
Red and Pink are vibrant colors for your containers and signify passion and love. Here is a selection of red and pink annuals: easy to grow, with long bloom season, resistant to disease, and perfect for containers.
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