Tag Archive for Planting

War of the roses

Rose Gardening

For the novice gardener, roses can be a little intimidating – the wide variety of different types, strange names, care and attention, spraying, fertilizing, and of course pruning. However, growing roses doesn’t have to be scary. Trust me, I’m no expert! However, chose the right type for your garden and you’re half way there. And…

When is a garden more than a garden?

Metal Garden Furniture

And I’m not talking about Lazy Susan garden rooms here… No, I’m talking about treating your garden and patio as an actual room, just a room that just happens to be outside. A room that is basically a place where you use planting, hardscaping, and outdoor furniture of course, to create a sense of enclosure.…

Gardening jobs to do this Autumn

This is not a regular feature, although it probably should be, but September into October for Lazy Susan always seems to be one of the busiest periods in our showroom gardens. The days are becoming shorter and nights longer and cooler (excluding last weeks freakish temperatures of over 28 degrees), this is the time to…

How to Plant a Container Garden

In the second of this month’s always excellent eHow videos we wanted to showcase on the Lazy Susan blog, Yolanda Vanveen shows us how to plant the perfect container garden.

When planting a container garden, make sure the plants get enough sun, water and heat, and that you provide adequate drainage. Keep container garden plants covered or inside during the winter and follow the great tips from a sustainable gardener in this free video.

Container gardening gives you the ability to enjoy a wide array of flora and foliage without committing to keeping the plants in the ground as part of your landscape. Container planting is also ideal for people who live in apartments and don’t have access to large areas for gardening in the ground.

Small container gardening is easy, does not require soil or bark dust and can contain different plants in the same pot for different blooming times. Although small container gardening is easy, small containers can’t hold a lot of water, so learn when to water container gardens with tips from a gardening specialist in this video on plant and flower care.

How to arrange plants on your patio

Last month we looked at arranging garden furniture, but it is also important to take a little time and carefully consider the arrangement of your plants and containers too. Simply put, flowers can transform a patio, turning it into a colourful and inviting part of your home. We always tell our customers to treat their…

Planting flowers in spring

Spring is just around the corner, we’re still seeing a little light frost in the morning but the sun is starting to shine and it won’t be long till winter is a distant memory… That also means your local garden centre is going to start getting busy and every green fingered person in the UK…

Planting the perfect hanging baskets

This video is a little on the blurry side, but its a great guide to planting hanging baskets and offers you some great tips. One of the best ways to add summer colour to your garden or patio is with hanging baskets. Spring is the perfect time to plant up your baskets in order to…