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Mix together two-parts multi-purpose compost with one part John Innes No.3 and one part horticultural grit. This mix will provide lots of nutrients and good drainage, so shouldn't get too waterlogged in winter.
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, leaving a generous gap at the top for watering, then firm the compost down.
Water well, then mulch the compost surface with small pebbles for a decorative finish.