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Lantana, coleus and impatiens pot display

Overview

Lantana's bright yellow flowers add a summery glow to this tropical planting combination, while the impatiens adds a fiery burst, contrasting with the dark-leaved foliage of the coleus. The effect is one of guaranteed sunshine, whatever the weather.


Plant it: May
At its best: June - September
Takes just: 20 minutes

How to do it:

Adding compost

1

Find a sun-soaked spot for this tropical container and get out your gardening gloves, as lantana can irritate sensitive skin. Add crocks to the bottom of the pot fill two-thirds full with compost.


Adding slow-release fertiliser

2

Add slow-release fertiliser granules to the surface of the compost, and mix them in with your hands.


Planting up the pot

3

Gently tease the plants out of their pots and pop them in the pot.


Planting up the pot

4

Full any gaps with compost and press down with your hands, to fill in any air pockets.


Watering the pot

5

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


Our tip

Lantana is a tender plant that needs to be brought indoors for winter, or you can take cuttings in summer.




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heatherjune 24/11/2011 at 15:29

I love this display!