At its best:
Jan, Feb, Dec
Half fill your pot with compost, breaking up lumps as you go. Add your central, or backbone, plant first, taking care not to damage the roots.
Add the smaller plants next, packing them in tightly. Position the plants so they soften the edges of the pot.
Pop in the final plants and fill any gaps with more compost. Gently push spring-flowering bulbs into any spaces left between plants.
Container gardening is a quick and easy way to inject some colour into your plot.
When your container is planted, water it thoroughly but gently to avoid spilling any over the edge of the pot.