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16/03/2012 at 12:55

I plan to grow an Agapanthus in a clay pot with 6 "portholes" round the sides.. Which plants could I use as colourful supplements round the sides? The pot will be on the ground, so preferably not pendulous plantrs.

    16/03/2012 at 14:32

Hello northchiel,

aubrietas come to mind. They enjoy free-draining soil like agapanthus, and are capable of growing out 'sideways' forming a nice clump. If you find them getting too pendulous, they are very easy to trim. I used to have them in my old garden, but don't in my current garden, which is making me think I must get some myself!

Emma

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20/03/2012 at 19:47

Many thanks , Emma! What a great idea. Like you, I'm very fond of Aubretia so I'll get cracking!!

22/03/2012 at 23:55
I fill my strawberry planter with trailing lobelia it looks lovely.
23/03/2012 at 21:13

I've got Pansys in mine at the moment.

Forget-me-nots looked lovely in it last year too.

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