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How to Plant for Container Garden

How to Plant for Container Garden

Before planting, wet the rootball of the plant if it is dry, as afterwards it is difficult if not impossible to wet it and the plant may not establish. The easiest way to wet a dry rootball is to stand the plant, complete with its nursery container, in a bucket of water almost up to […]

How to Feed and Water for Container Garden

How to Feed and Water for Container Garden

FEEDING Once plants are established and well rooted into the compost a feeding programme can commence. For instance, with subjects planted in spring you can start feeding in summer. With autumn-planted subjects feeding can commence in the following spring. Only apply feeds during the growing seasons – that is, spring, summer and early autumn. On […]

How to Change Composts in Container Garden

How to Change Composts in Container Garden

When growing plants in tubs, urns, pots and similar containers, and in window boxes and hanging baskets, you should periodically give them a fresh supply of compost, for potting composts deteriorate eventually, with drainage and aeration becoming poor and plant foods depleted. Potting on Single plants are best started off in small containers and potted-on […]