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Indoor allotment herb growing kit from Prezzybox

Friday, August 10th, 2012
Grow your own herbs indoors

Grow your own indoors

If you love using fresh herbs in cooking, but lack a garden, then here’s a fun a way of growing your own – in an indoor allotment.

This great little herb growing kit comes with mini plant pots and an allotment to put them into – you even get a white picket fence and a mini shed!

In the shed you’ll find snips, soil pellets and three packs of seeds containing coriander, basil and oregano, to get you started.

Grow your own herbs at home

It’s a great way of growing culinary herbs on an easy-to-manage level, without the hassle of needing to look after a whole garden, and you can keep all your bits and pieces tidied away in the ‘shed’.

The indoor allotment costs £24.99 from Prezzybox.

Grange herb wheel planter: Create a herb garden

Thursday, March 31st, 2011
Herb garden design and planting ideas

Herb wheel plante

Nothing quite beats using freshly grown herbs in cooking, rather than dried herbs, and they’re relatively easy to grow on your kitchen windowsill or outside in the garden.

If you’re looking to create a feature herb garden, then here’s an easy way to get going – rather than having to dig out a plot yourself, why not buy this wooden hexagonal planter for your herbs?

The herb wheel planter is made from timber and has six roomy compartments suitable for planting a selection of herbs in.

You do need to do a bit of self-assembly to put it together, but once made, you can use it in a corner of your patio, or even as a small raised bed area in a border.

The Grange herb wheel planter measures 1.07 metres wide and costs £49.95 from Garden Chic.

If this herb planter is a bit too big for your garden, then they also have lots of other wooden planters available that would be perfect for herbs, like this Forest Garden Caledonian tiered raised bed or the Forest Garden cascade planter (this would be particularly good if you have limited space).

Eggling easy to grow plants

Monday, April 19th, 2010
Space saving plants

Space saving plants

If you’re short on space and don’t feel all that greenfingered, then here’s a solution that might work for you.

The Eggling is a great concept in easy plant growing that is suitable for all ages. It comes in a box and looks like an extra large egg, but when you crack the top of it with a spoon, you’ll discover soil and seeds planted below. All you need to do is get it watered and place the Eggling in a sunny spot on your windowsill.

We’ve grown several of the Eggling herbs before, but you can also get vegetable Egglings, such as red peppers, or fruits, such as the special wild strawberry.  If edibles don’t do it for you, then there are lots of Eggling flowers to grow, or even a prickly cactus.

You don’t need fantastic gardening skills to make Egglings grow – other than watering, all the hard work is done for you – and you don’t need heaps of space either. They sit perfectly well on a windowsill and, as the herbs or vegetables grow, you can pick and use them as you please.

Egglings are available from various online retailers, including Heal’s, Amazon and Firebox.

Engraved glass hyacinth bulb vases

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009
Elegant hyacinth vases

Elegant hyacinth vases

Many people grow hyacinth bulbs indoors at this time of year and, if you want to try the traditional method, then you’ll need glass vases to grow them in.

This set of three glass vases, available exclusively from Cox and Cox, are exactly the right size and shape for hyacinth bulbs. The bulb sits in the rounded part at the top and the roots grow down below it.

The three glass vases are in the fresh jewel-like colours of purple, green and clear and they’re all hand engraved. They’d look lovely on a windowsill, planted up with hyacinth bulbs, or simply used for decorative purposes.

The set of three hyacinth bulb vases are available from Cox and Cox.

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