Container Plants

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Plants ideally suited to container growing.

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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,…

Growing vegetables in a Vegepod! - Pumpkin Beth

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 butterflies! - Pumpkin Beth
Butterfly PlantsContainer GardeningHardy PerennialsLarge PlantsEdible 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

Don't miss the chance to plant spring flowering bulbs! - Pumpkin Beth

Don't miss the chance to plant spring flowering bulbs! - Pumpkin Beth

Contents1 Don’t miss the opportunity to plant spring flowering bulbs1.1 Reuse plastic containers1.2 Recycling containers1.3 Peat-free compost for bulbs1.4 Plant your spring flowering bulbs now!1.5 Haxnicks Bamboo Plant Markers Don’t miss the opportunity to plant spring flowering bulbs Pieter and Ben, from Dutch Grown, have…

Don't miss the chance to plant spring flowering bulbs! - Pumpkin Beth

Don't miss the chance to plant spring flowering bulbs! - Pumpkin Beth

Contents1 Don’t miss the opportunity to plant spring flowering bulbs1.1 Reuse plastic containers1.2 Recycling containers1.3 Peat-free compost for bulbs1.4 Plant your spring flowering bulbs now!1.5 Haxnicks Bamboo Plant Markers Don’t miss the opportunity to plant spring flowering bulbs Pieter and Ben, from Dutch Grown, have…

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 Alliums - Pumpkin Beth

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…

New Year Cheers for Chillies! - Pumpkin Beth

New Year Cheers for Chillies! - Pumpkin Beth

Chilli pepper seeds are usually sown from February to the end of April. However, these vegetables command a long growing season, requiring sufficient time for the plants to mature and their fruit to develop and ripen. Accordingly, I find that chilli peppers are best started…

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

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…

2020 Compost Trial: Growing Broad Beans - Pumpkin Beth

2020 Compost Trial: Growing Broad Beans - Pumpkin Beth