Container Gardening

Lestie Mulholland

Life can be complicated not so? Ah well, simple down and have some fun which is budget friendly, easy-peasy and picture pretty … grow a potato vine in a glass jar to complement even the most demanding décor and blackest of thumbs. Besides, you’ll have a talk-to friend at the end of a hard work day!

Lestie Mulholland

There is nothing like the taste of vegetables harvested fresh from your efforts, and the nutty, creamy, moreish flavour of potatoes tops our list. Coming in all shapes and sizes they are easy to grow, and this kind and humble tuber just wants good soil, regular watering and sunshine. Mash anyone?

Lestie Mulholland

A Stumpery is a garden feature that is a sort of like a rockery but made with tree stumps and other wood. It can be a charming feature, easy to maintain and set up, not a budget buster, and will offer hours of pleasure and coolth. With these advantages try ? it?s different, green and hospitable!

Lestie Mulholland

Garlic is one of those vegetables that everyone can grow and that everyone should grow - it is so healthy and crammed with vital minerals and it seems crazy to suggest that a clove of garlic swallowed whole a day will help keep the doctor away ... sorry apples! If you haven't grow it yet please try!

Lestie Mulholland

We seem to keep making mistakes, often unknowingly, that lea t poor container gardeining actions and dead or dying plants. It's easy to avoid these, and if you have read parts one and two of this series, then you've seen how to change if you need to. Temperature? Roots? Fertilisers? Neglect? Phew!

Lestie Mulholland

There’s a cornucopia of plants with heart-shaped leaves and flowers to choose from to give something lasting for Valentine’s Day instead of only gobbley chocolates. There’s still time to treat your sweetie so get going today, give your message of love to someone even if you're your own sweetie!

Lestie Mulholland

From a stark space to a sparkle place – that could be the sub-title to this article especially if you seek an entrance that is inviting and very welcoming.You may already have such an entrance – so then is it time for a change of focus or a new idea?

Lestie Mulholland

Beauty, grace, fragrance and charm - and all in one lovely plant; not much more you can ask for and yes ... you will get this and more in an Easter Lily plant. Its shapely white trumpet blooms and deep green foliage are a real treat and then when the blooms fade you can plant it out onto your patio.