One of the joys of urban gardening is that it encourages creativity. PrettyJumbledThoughts has found some fab ideas for container gardening – I love the hydroponic wine-glass basil and the velocity planters that allow you to grow plants upside-down (available from urban-allotments.com in the UK) and the San Pellegrino cans repurposed as plant pots are a great example of home-made style (and making windowboxes for free).
If you’re after something creative that doesn’t require much effort, these gorgeous vertical planters from Rocket Gardens (thanks to Lizzy from ShabbyChicOriginals for the link) are a relatively cheap way to gain extra growing space.
Should you be after a quirky urban garden for free, Kitchen Garden magazine has prizes including a hydroponic salad growing basket, and a ladder allotment vertical planter up for grabs. There are also loads of other fab gardening competitions out there at the moment. Gardeners’ World is offering tickets to Cottesbrooke Hall Plant Finders Fair and a lawnmower, Thompson and Morgan seeds has prizes including £1,000 worth of seeds and a visit from Gardeners’ World presenter Toby Buckland and Grow Your Own Fruit and Veg magazine has got prizes including a patio glasshouse, a selection of specialist tools and a gardening holiday. Let me know if you win anything!