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Container Gardening TIP OF THE DAY #933066 09/12/20 11:15 AM
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Hello Everyone!

Okay – so how is this for a test of doing versus not-doing.

I aim to … no I intend to … no I am going to put up a tip of the day for CONTAINER GARDENERS starting from today for at least 30 days.

Then I shall dare myself to do it for another 30 days. I wonder when I’ll run out of tips? Not sure. Maybe you will help me?

I hope you find these useful as maybe it will cover something new for you to consider or maybe they will just act as important reminders about some of the basics. Forget to forget and remember to remember!

Anyway here goes for September 12 to October 11 2020.

CONTAINER GARDENING TIP OF THE DAY

Nothing else will make your containers more beautiful for you than if you choose the flowers and plants that please you and match your lifestyle. Ask yourself why you are gardening in containers then act accordingly. How much time do you have to garden daily? Weekly? What’s your budget? How much light/sunshine does your space get and when? There are many other questions to ask but here’s the tip for today – match your container garden with your lifestyle.

Cheers now


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Re: Container Gardening TIP OF THE DAY [Re: Lestie4containergardens] #933075 09/14/20 05:37 AM
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CONTAINER GARDENING TIP OF THE DAY

When making plant choices, go with the ones you like, with the ones that suit your container space and their placement. Choose the ones that suit the light available – full sun, dappled shade or full shade. The garden centre will have all that are in season in your area or zone, consider their advice, but overall, choose plants you like.


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Re: Container Gardening TIP OF THE DAY [Re: Lestie4containergardens] #933081 09/15/20 06:21 AM
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CONTAINER GARDENING TIP OF THE DAY

Small pots and containers hold a smaller volume of soil (of course!), which means that they will dry out more quickly and need more attention. Bigger pots need to be watered less frequently so consider buying a bigger pot than you think you’ll need, especially when planting up a new container. There will be different advice and tips for when you are re-potting.


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Re: Container Gardening TIP OF THE DAY [Re: Lestie4containergardens] #933085 09/16/20 11:41 AM
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CONTAINER GARDENING TIP OF THE DAY

I’ve read about how the bottoms of containers are filled with lighter-than-soil materials (like polystyrene bits or plastic bottles and so on) to make it easier to move the planter (not so heavy) or save money (not so much soil), BUT I disagree. I can’t argue, it may work for many people, but my advice would be to choose your containers with care for the job at hand and then fill them with soil to give your container plants the best chance of growing and blooming and all else.


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Re: Container Gardening TIP OF THE DAY [Re: Lestie4containergardens] #933086 09/16/20 11:45 AM
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Hello Everyone,

I note that there are some replies to the tips of the day but I can't access them so can't comment etc. Is there some place else I should be looking? Help if you can please.

Many thanks


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Re: Container Gardening TIP OF THE DAY [Re: Lestie4containergardens] #933088 Yesterday at 07:50 AM
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CONTAINER GARDENING TIP OF THE DAY

Butterflies and bees and ladybirds and their friends are welcome in any container garden so be sure to include plants that will attract these to your space. Salvia, Lavender, Bee Balm, Coreopsis, Butterfly Bush … oh so many more too … blues and purples and whites and ‘scenteds’ will all do this well.


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