Category Archives for Container Gardening

Garden Design: Your Needs and Wants

The idea of listing what you need in your garden is still the most straightforward way and the best way of not forgetting anything. Walk around your garden and make notes. You might like to start at your drive. Do … Continue reading

19. March 2017 by Dave Pinkney
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Oleander | Nerium oleander

Oleanders are members of the Apocynaceae family, that immediately evoke the Mediterranean. It is therefore not surprising that these evergreen, bushy shrubs growing up to 3 m (10 ft) high are so popular. The narrow, lanceolate leaves are as elegant … Continue reading

20. March 2014 by Dave Pinkney
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Catmint: Nepeta x faassenii

Nepeta, a member of the Labiatae family, grows everywhere in the northern hemisphere. It is a bushy, clump-forming perennial with lavender-blue flowers arranged in whorls on long, dainty spikes. The silver-green leaves of N. x faassenii exude a distinctive aroma … Continue reading

10. December 2013 by Dave Pinkney
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Apple Mint: Mentha Suavolens

The Mentha genus, a member of the Labiatae family, numbers 25 species of aromatic, perennial herbs that are native to Europe, Africa and Asia. Apple mint grows around the Mediterranean and is very popular because of its aroma and taste, … Continue reading

10. December 2013 by Dave Pinkney
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Sea lavender or Statice: Limonium tetragonum

Sea lavender, also known as statice, belongs to the Plumbaginacea family. There are about 150 species that can be found in coastal zones and wasteland throughout the world. Limonium tetragonum, native to China, Korea and Japan, is an upright herbaceous … Continue reading

10. December 2013 by Dave Pinkney
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Hanging Basket of Verbena and Helichrysum

For a stunning hanging basket, plant it generously with vibrant pink Verbena ‘Kemerton’ and silver-leaved Helichrysum petiolare for delightfully contrasting flowers and foliage all Summer long. A far greater impact in the small space of a hanging basket display can … Continue reading

28. June 2013 by Dave Pinkney
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Flower Bed Ideas: Guide to Decorative Plants

Decorative plants can be a delight at any time of the year and are suitable for many positions in the flower garden. They can look stunning in your flower beds, flower borders, and containers such as hanging baskets, pots, urns … Continue reading

29. February 2012 by Dave Pinkney
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Garden Tubs and Planters

Tubs, large pots and vases are now frequently used to decorate a paved terrace adjoining the house, or for growing plants where soil conditions are unfavourable. The position of the containers can be rearranged during the year to produce new … Continue reading

16. February 2012 by Dave Pinkney
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Greenhouse Plants for Hanging Baskets

Hanging baskets, suspended from the roof of your greenhouse, are an excellent answer to the eternal roblem of drindling shelf space in the greenhouse. And, in fact, many plants are seen at their best displayed in this way. Do make … Continue reading

12. July 2011 by Dave Pinkney
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Growing Soft Fruit Plants in Containers

CONTAINERS There are very few garden plants that can’t be grown in containers although I have to say that soft fruit don’t make particularly successful subjects. This is largely because most types are fairly shallowly rooted and, therefore, prone to … Continue reading

17. May 2011 by Dave Pinkney
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