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Begonia and plectranthus pot display


If you're short of sun in your garden but want an interesting summer display, try this rich blend of foliage plants. Both the plectranthus and begonias perform well in shade.
Plant it: April - June
At its best: July - September
Takes just: 20 minutes

How to do it:

1 Cover the bottom of the container with crocks, then fill it two-thirds with compost.

2 Plant the plectranthus in the centre of the container, sandwiched between the begonias. Top up with compost, firming it around the roots with your fingers.

3 Cover the container with horticultural fleece or move indoors if frost is forecast. Bring the begonias in at the end of summer to use as houseplants.

Our tip

As the plants grow, encourage their stems to weave together to create a glorious mass of foliage.
Take cuttings of the plectranthus and overwinter in a frost-free conservatory or greenhouse.

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