Tag - planting guide

A GARDENER’S ODYSSEY

  As gardeners we have the good fortune of being able to escape lockdown restrictions by working and relaxing in our own horticultural havens: from gardens, patios to balconies. Those who lack outdoor space can still enjoy spring’s glories by tending a window box, planter or hanging basket. Even if your gardening activities are limited to indoors because your flat has no outdoor space then houseplants can feed the need to nurture. Gardening helps us maintain mental and physical wellbeing, also providing [...]

POTTED POTATOES

I say potatoes and you think allotments. You say potatoes and I say containers. Let’s not ‘call the whole thing off,’ but instead look at successfully nurturing potatoes in pots and bags. Growing potatoes in containers makes sense. As well as taking up less space, it also means that you don’t need to do any digging, ground preparation or weeding. Your crop is less vulnerable to diseases and pest damage -and they will be easier to harvest. Home-grown, new potatoes add [...]

SPRING AWAKENING: BULBS IN CONTAINERS

If your image of potted bulbs is a bowl of splaying hyacinths plonked in the middle Auntie Joan’s sideboard then it is time you took a fresh look at planting bulbs in containers. Growing bulbs in containers has many advantages. These include: 1) You can enjoy the detail and fragrance up close. This is especially true for small forms with delicate flowers.   2)  It’s an easy, economical way to add colour. If space is limited, you can still cram pots full of [...]