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Fern and fritillary pot display


Bring life to a shady corner with these shade-loving favourites. The lime-green leaves of the fern contrast beautifully with the chequered purple snake's head fritillaries. Perfect for spring, once you're finished with the display, simply transplant the plants into your garden and repot the container with a fresh set of plants for summer.

Plant it: March - April
At its best: April - June
Takes just: 20 minutes

How to do it:

Adding compost


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

Planting up the pot


Plant the ferns first and then the fritillaries. Cover the plants with compost and firm well. Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain before moving to its final position.

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juno123 24/11/2011 at 15:28

I live in central London with just a lightwell patio 12x10 ft I need plants that will live there and add some interest, any suggestions please