Tag - planting guide

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 [...]

KEEPING LIFE BUZZING ALONG

Bees are big pollinators, carrying and dropping off the pollen to keep Mother Nature chugging along. But recently there has been a dangerous decline in the bee population, primarily due to the loss of habitat and the use of harmful chemicals in pesticides, including neonicotinoids. Last month the EU ban of non neonicotinoids was announced; from 2019 neonicotinoids will not be used in pesticides on outdoor crops. Here at Capital Gardens we have always been committed to be sustainable [...]

The Heron Hawker step-by-step guide to open Terrariums

If you’re the sort of gardener that only remembers to water every once in a while, then an open terrarium could be for you! Unlike a closed terrarium, where moisture-loving plants such as Fittonia and Ferns thrive, open Terrariums offer a drier environment, perfect for succulents and cacti that require low maintenance. We spoke to our friends Heron Hawker to get their step-by-step guide on building an open terrarium. You’ll need… A glass bowl or jar Slate, sand or gravel Cactus soil Your choice [...]