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Attracting Wildlife

Attract wildlife to your balcony and patio container garden for many reasons! Nature on tap, pollination, eco-cycles; micro lives offering macro pleasure. Choose the right plants.

Bulbs

This is the way to ensure colour and beauty all year around. Bulbs Corms and Rhizomes need some thought but are easy to grow. Variety? Easy care plants for low maintenance containers.

Cacti Succulents

Some of our best friends will be found here including Groundcovers! Hot gardening tips for growing these beautiful low maintenance plants in containers; Choices, Specimen pots; Medicinal properties et

Climbers/Grasses

What choice! Use these to Create a backdrop, dramatic or otherwise with vertical gardening, fillers and spillers; hanging baskets; sound sensations and food for all your senses.

D I Y and Hardware

DIY or GID (Get it Done) projects from drilling holes in your containers to building raised beds, making Paving stones and Hypertufa containers; Statuary; Water Features; Container choices.

Design and Planning

What do you want your container garden to do? What is your personal style? The difference between knowing what you want and getting what you want is YOU, so plan; create; design and choose.

Exotics/Indigenous

Plants like Orchids, Cycads; Palms; Ferns ... and even Roses need different attention when it comes to containers. No fuss, just thought and good care. Of course you can!

Flowers

Articles and ideas for growing flowers in containers.

Food Recipes

Yummy Recipes for you to follow using your harvest!

Herbs

Food gardening in containers is simple when you obey a few rules and work with Mother Nature. Good yields are guaranteed if you follow best practices and advice from all sorts of sources.

Miscellany

Not last and certainly not least! Find advice and information on important subjects not easily categorised elsewhere. Garden whimsey; Zonal gardening maps; Book and Product reviews; Recipes and more.

Perennials

Perennials grow year after year. Learn how to keep them happy in containers.

Plants and Flowers

All articles on Annual, Biennial and Perennial plants and flower descriptions, choices and uses will be found here. Essentially you will be able to pick the most suitable plants for your containers.

Seasonal Planting

Spring; Summer; Autumn/Fall and Winter gardening descriptions, choices, jobs, care, preparation and actions needed to ensure that you can have a beautiful and bountiful containers all year round.

Shrubs and Trees

Choices; descriptions; uses; growing tips; botanical information; yields and more. Beauty and Bounty in one place and in your containers! It will be your choice and we can help you make it!

Soil Management

Such an important subject that covers types of Soils; Compost; Fertilisers; Plant foods; Mulches and more. A critical component of container gardening well covered with sound advice and information.

Starting Out

Container gardening offers much more than just a plant in a pot. Get it right from the start and you will keep up easily and reap all the benefits of this fascinating sector of gardening.

Techniques/Maintenance

ABC´s of gardening for all from novice to seasoned gardeners. Advice on Pruning; Propagating; Container preparation; avoiding Common mistakes; learning new ways with plants like topiary.

Vegetables

Growing your own is a taste and health sensation! Try it!

Weeds/Pests/Diseases

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly! These are found in all gardens and here you will get information on how to recognise them, what to do about them, managing them with eco-friendly advice.

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