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Glossary of Terms for Container Gardeners
How do we learn about How to Garden? In many ways ... much like we learn about anything - by reading, watching, seeing, copying, doing, hearing and more. But sometimes some of the basics are missed and then we get stuck! Here is a list of explained gardening concepts and terms. Helpful? I hope so!
Garlic Spray for Pests
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.
Frogs and Garden Toads
Toads and frogs are very useful creatures to have hanging around your garden space - they eat all sorts of bugs, are considerate visitors and their presence indicates your garden is a healthy and green place to be. Providing a safe home for them is simple - get some living luck in your world today!
Espalier-How to Trellis a Tree
Do you have a sunny wall perfect for fruit but too narrow for a tree? Do you have an unsightly garden area you would like to beautify? Then espalier a tree! Espalier is the art of training a shrub or tree to be flat against a surface, and can be the perfect solution for a narrow area.
Eek! Earthworms in my Containers!
Earthworms and healthy soil are like bread and butter or bacon and eggs – okay apart but a winning combination when said and acted upon together. With earthworms in your containers you'll certainly notice the difference in yields. Introduce some to your pots soon – you will be pleased you did!
Edible Flowers for Containers
There's a huge collection of Edible Plants and such that can be grown in containers - and come to think of it, many are used to flavour or decorate and add that subtle something to your cooking that could have guests guessing. Here is an introductory look, so step right in and sit right down!
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!
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!
Create an Urns-only Container Garden
Low maintenance gardening at its best comes in the various shapes of urns – planted up with all sorts of flowering plants, shrubs, cacti or grasses and they make such a lovely statement, offer simple beauty, timeless elegance and are easy for anyone to do, versatility ensured, why not try?
Create a Butterfly Habitat Garden
Watching butterflies flit around your garden is wonderful and awe inspiring. Butterflies are attracted to many types of flowers easily grown in containers, and many easily grown plants are food for their young. Here is a list of flowers and plants so you can create a complete butterfly habitat.
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