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Rosemary and pansy pot display


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.

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

How to do it:

Adding compost


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

Adding slow-release fertiliser


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

Planting up the pot


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

Watering the container


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

Our tip

Choose a variety of pansy that's been bred to flower in winter and remove flowers as they fade so it will bloom until spring.

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Ginnie123 24/11/2011 at 15:29

Good morning.
The Autumn and winter pots are lovely and if mine turn out like the photograph I shall be delighted, But What is a large pot? I wish you would put the size in cm or inches.
Thanks, Ginnie 123