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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!
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!
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.
Pots of Sunflowers
Pots of Sunflowers aka Pots of Pleasure are easy to grow from seed and tend; they’re a fine addition to anyone’s sunny container space. There’s a size to suit so you can grow small medium or large ... though for the large, make sure your roof is high enough! Just look at these beauties and smile!
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!
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.
Roses in Containers
No container garden is complete without at least one rose, any style, any colour and any pot. Fragrance? Style and Elegance? Versatility? Celebration? You have all of that in a Rose – arguably a queen of flowers. Once you have the basics in place these beautiful flowers will give you much pleasure.
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.
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!
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