Bamboo and sedge pot display

Do it:

Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov

Takes just:

20 minutes

At its best:

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Some pots cry out for a simple planting scheme that doesn't detract from their own beauty, for which this arrangement is perfect. The bamboo combines beautifully with the dark brown-bronze leaves of the red hook sedge to form a sleek display that would look great in any garden all year round.

You will need

  • Bamboo, Fargesia rufa x3
  • Red hook sedge, Uncinia rubra
  • Tall black planter or other modern pot
  • Multi-purpose, peat-free compost

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Plant the bamboo as the centrepiece of this display and arrange the sedge around its base to form a gentle, soft carpet. Make sure you position the pot in a sheltered spot to avoid cold winds damaging the plants.

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Kevin Smith says...

Kevin Smith says...

Enhance the Japanese feel of this display by positioning it with potted acers, statuary, boulders and pebbles. It’s only takes a little effort to create an authentic look that will stand the test of time.

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