Posted: 24/11/2016 at 09:10
This is the sort of thread I like, but I missed it earlier. I love seeing before and after pictures of people's gardens and your pots look lovely. I would have known petunia Night Sky as I grew it this summer too.
I have pots on my terrace as it's paving, but where it is possible to have a bed I would always choose that option. With pots there is always the risk of drying out, they need feeding and they can look fussy. Have you tried working a fork into the soil to see if it's full of rubble? If it's not too bad you can dig in compost to improve it, rotted manure too, if you can get it. Beds look more natural to me. Also I hope you live in a good neighbourhood, pots in front gardens risk getting nicked.