Autumn pot display

Do it:

Aug, Sep

Takes just:

20 minutes

At its best:

Sep, Oct

The pink-striped leaves of the phormium beautifully set off the pink flowers of sedums, cylclamen and erica in this striking autumn pot display.

You will need

  • Erica 'Disco'
  • Phormium 'Pink Stripe'
  • Cyclamen 'Mini Gem'
  • Sedum sieboldii
  • Large pot
  • Multi-purpose compost
  • Crocks

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Fill the pot two-thirds full with multi-purpose compost. Plant the phormium at the back of the pot, with the cyclamen just in front of it and to the side so it will cascade over the edge. Plant the erica to the other side and nestle the sedum amongst them, towards the front of the pot. Fill the container with compost, to within 5cm of the rim, firming around the plants with your fingers to squeeze out any air pockets.

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Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith says...

Change the look of this container by using a red phormium combined with ericas and cyclamens in rusty shades. It’s surprising how easy it is to change the mood of a display by being clever with the colour palette.

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