Lavender and pansy pot display

Do it:

May

Takes just:

45 minutes

At its best:

Jun, Jul, Aug

In this simple container display we combine Lavender 'Hidcote' with purple-flowered pansies. The green glazed pot brings out the colour of the foliage, which contrasts beautifully with the purple blooms. Inexpensive and long-lasting, it's the perfect pot for a sunny corner.

You will need

  • Lavender 'Hidcote'
  • Purple-flowered pansies
  • Glazed pot, 25cm
  • Crocks
  • Multi-purpose compost
  • Slow-release fertiliser

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Cover the bottom of the planter with crocks, to cover the drainage hole.

Fill two-thirds full with compost.

Add slow-release fertiliser granules, and mix them into the compost with your hands.

Plant the lavender in the centre of the pot, with the pansies around it. Add more compost to fill in any gaps and firm well. Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain before moving to its final position.

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Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith says...

Use an ornamental grass to add texture and movement to a container display. Most look good year round, meaning you can combine one with a range of seasonal plants depending on what’s looking good at the time.

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