Container Gardening

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Lots of tips and advice, ideas and inspiration for gardening in containers, pots and planters.

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Getting the best results from your compost and growing broad beans - Pumpkin Beth

Getting the best results from your compost and growing broad beans - Pumpkin Beth

Every year I run Compost Trials to discover the best quality peat-free composts on the market. Dalefoot Composts have produced the top performing composts in all of my Trials, over the past seven years. One of my favourite products is Dalefoot’s Double Strength Wool Compost,…

Vegepod Raised Garden Vegepod Vegepod Vegepod Vegepod Vegepod Watering Building the Planting up the Tips and advice for gardening in a Choosing a site for your Compost for your Choosing Seeds to…

Growing vegetables in a Vegepod! - Pumpkin Beth

Contents1 Vegepod Raised Garden Beds1.1 Vegepod overview1.2 Vegepod height2 Vegepod Features2.1 Vegepod Cover2.2 Vegepod Watering System3 Building the Vegepod3.1 Planting up the Vegepod3.2 Compost4 Tips and advice for gardening in a Vegepod4.1 Choosing a site for your Vegepod4.2 Compost for your Vegepod4.3 Choosing Seeds to…

Fabulously Fragrant Daffodils! - Pumpkin Beth

Fabulously Fragrant Daffodils! - Pumpkin Beth

For me, deliciously scented flowers are a delightfully uplifting feature of the garden. A beautiful moment spent enjoying garden flowers and their fragrances is utter bliss! Time spent with delectably fragrant flowers eases life’s worries and stresses, brings joy to our day and makes everything feel better. I have a particular fondness for scented daffodils or Narcissus. Narcissus is the botanical name for this genus, while daffodil is the common name we use, but both names refer to the same…

Brilliant plants for bees and Erysimum ‘Bowles’s Knautia Dahlia ‘Classic Herbs and edible plants for bees and Thymus and Origanum Allium Agastache Fruit Brilliant plants for bees and butterflies! The furry bees, colourful butterflies, mysterious moths,… Butterfly Plants, Butterflies, Container Plants, Container Gardening, Beneficial Insects, Hardy Perennials, Wild Style, Large Plants, Edible Plants

Brilliant plants for bees and butterflies! - Pumpkin Beth

Contents1 Brilliant plants for bees and butterflies!1.1 Erysimum ‘Bowles’s Mauve’1.2 Knautia Macedonia1.3 Dahlia ‘Classic Rosamunde’2 Herbs and edible plants for bees and butterflies2.1 Thymus and Origanum vulgare2.2 Allium schoenoprasum2.3 Agastache ‘Blackadder’2.4 Fruit Brilliant plants for bees and butterflies! The furry bees, colourful butterflies, mysterious moths,…

Compost Trial: Growing Broad Beans - Pumpkin Beth

Compost Trial: Growing Broad Beans - Pumpkin Beth

The Quadgrow Self Watering Planter - Pumpkin Beth

The Quadgrow Self Watering Planter - Pumpkin Beth

Contents1 The Quadgrow Self Watering Planter1.1 How to assemble the Quadgrow Self Watering Planter:1.2 What compost can you use with the Quadgrow Self Watering Planter?1.3 How do you fill up the Quadgrow’s reservoir?1.4 Growing tomatoes in the Quadgrow1.5 Supporting tomato plants growing in the Quadgrow…

Millais Nurseries Celebrate Exbury Gardens, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 - Pumpkin Beth

Millais Nurseries Celebrate Exbury Gardens, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 - Pumpkin Beth

Contents1 Millais Nurseries and Exbury Gardens, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 20191.1 Millais Nurseries1.2 Exbury Gardens1.3 New Rhododendron introductions launched at Chelsea!1.4 RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year Competition1.5 Growing Rhododendrons and Azaleas in containers Millais Nurseries and Exbury Gardens, at the RHS Chelsea…

Jackie Currie and her National Collection of Allium Species and Alliums at the RHS Chelsea Flower Allium species and Tips for growing Do you have land available in the Chiddingfold area of Buy Surrey grown Allium Alliums that… Allium Flowers, Cut Flowers, Pink Flowers, Container Plants, Container Gardening, Allium Schoenoprasum, Welcome To Yorkshire, Rhs Hampton Court, Drought Tolerant Plants

Jackie Currie and her National Collection of Alliums - Pumpkin Beth

Contents1 Jackie Currie and her National Collection of Allium Species and Cultivars1.1 Alliums at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show!1.2 Allium species and cultivars1.3 Tips for growing Alliums1.4 Do you have land available in the Chiddingfold area of Surrey?1.5 Buy Surrey grown Allium bulbs1.6 Alliums that…

The Tomatoes in my Quadgrow are still growing! - Pumpkin Beth

The Tomatoes in my Quadgrow are still growing! - Pumpkin Beth

The Tomatoes in my Quadgrow are still growing! This year, I’ve been running more Trials with Tomatoes; I’ll share all the results from my Tomato Trials with you in due course, but today I wanted to show you my Quadgrow Self Watering Planter. Most of…

Delightfully Fragrant Roses to Plant this Winter - Pumpkin Beth

Delightfully Fragrant Roses to Plant this Winter - Pumpkin Beth

A Trial of Scented Daffodils for Containers - Pumpkin Beth - Mana vietne

A Trial of Scented Daffodils for Containers - Pumpkin Beth

A great many daffodil cultivars are listed as being scented, but daffodil flowers’ fragrances vary greatly, with some daffodil fragrances being more powerful than others, and some scents being more desirable and more pleasing. Through my Daffodil Trials I have encountered a number of daffodils, which were listed as being fragrant, but when I grew the bulbs myself, I was disappointed to find that I was unable to detect any scent from their flowers however close I got to their blooms, and…

I feel a strong and passionate desire to protect our planet’s peat bogs. This is an urgent matter, it’s not something we can keep putting off to consider again in the future, at a more convenient time – for the peat that is being extracted…

Dalefoot Composts Wool Compost for Tomatoes - Pumpkin Beth

I feel a strong and passionate desire to protect our planet’s peat bogs. This is an urgent matter, it’s not something we can keep putting off to consider again in the future, at a more convenient time – for the peat that is being extracted…

RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Decade - Pumpkin Beth

RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Decade - Pumpkin Beth

Contents1 RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Decade1.1 Anemone ‘Wild Swan’1.2 Hydrangea Runaway Bride Snow White1.3 Clematis koreana Amber1.4 Digitalis x valinii ‘Illumination Pink’1.5 Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Miss Saori’1.6 Morus ‘Waisei-kirishima-shikinari’1.7 Mahonia eurybracteata subsp. ganpinensis ‘Soft Caress’1.8 Sedum takesimense ‘Atlantis’1.9 Streptocarpus ‘Harlequin Blue’1.10 Viburnum plicatum…

Sweetly Scented Summer Flowering Shrubs - Pumpkin Beth Chelsea Flower Show, Flower Show, Container Gardening, Wildlife Gardening, Flowering Shrubs, Fragrant Flowers, Plants, Summer Flowers, Planting Flowers

Sweetly Scented Summer Flowering Shrubs - Pumpkin Beth

Contents1 Sweetly scented summer flowering shrubs1.1 Philadelphus1.2 Philadelphus ‘Sybille’1.3 Philadelphus ‘Beauclerk’1.4 Philadelphus ‘Manteau d’Hermine’1.5 Philadelphus ‘Belle Etoile’1.6 Pruning Philadelphus plants1.7 Philadelphus coronarius ‘Variegatus’ and Philadelphus ‘Innocence’ Sweetly scented summer flowering shrubs I relish plants that produce fragrant flowers. Philadelphus aren’t the most memorable group of…

Hogarth Hostas at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 I am always hoping to meet a new favourite plant at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, but as well as plants, I enjoy finding some of my favourite people at Chelsea. Jonathan Hogarth is one of…

Jonathan Hogarth and his Hostas, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019! - Pumpkin Beth

Hogarth Hostas at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 I am always hoping to meet a new favourite plant at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, but as well as plants, I enjoy finding some of my favourite people at Chelsea. Jonathan Hogarth is one of…