Rosemary and pansy pot display

Do it:


Takes just:

30 minutes

At its best:

Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec

In this pretty container display we combine culinary herb rosemary with sweet flag and pretty spring pansies, to dramatic effect. The bright pink pot brings out the bold purple pansy flowers, while the grass and rosemary provide foliage interest. Keep the pot near your back door so you can quickly snip off a sprig of rosemary when you need it.

You will need

  • Purple flowered pansies x4
  • Rosemary
  • Sweet flag, Acorus gramineus
  • Colourful pot, 30cm
  • Multi-purpose compost
  • Crocks
  • Slow-release fertiliser


Add crocks to the base of the pot to cover the drainage hole, and fill two-thirds with compost.

Add slwo-release fertiliser ganules to the surface of the compost and mix them in with your hands.

Plant the rosemary and sweet flag in the container first, firming them in well. Then squeeze the pansies into any gaps

Water the container thoroughly and allow to drain, before moving it to its final position.


Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith says...

Colour coordinate flowers and your container to create a designer look full of harmony. Yellow and blue, purple and orange and pink and purple are all classic combinations guaranteed to produce a focal point.

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