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Ophiopogon and astelia pot display


In this pot design, the graceful astelia and black ophiopogon add structure, while a small-flowered blue pansy or viola unites the blue pot and the plants.

Plant it: September - November
At its best: October - March
Takes just: 30 minutes

How to do it:


Place some crocks in the bottom of the pot and cover with a layer of compost. Remove the astelia from its pot and position it in the middle of the display. Add compost and firm it around the rootball to hold it in place.


Position the ophiopogon plants around the astelia, firming them in with compost, then add the pansies. Top up the pot with compost and firm it down. Water well.

Our tip

Deadhead the pansies regularly to keep the flowers going through the winter.

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