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in : Pots & containers: Spring
Purple and yellow always work well together, and the combination is particularly striking in this pairing of cowslip and anemone. We've used a grey Moroccan trough, but a wooden or terracotta planter would look just a good.
Add crocks to the trough to improve drainage, then fill it two-thirds full of compost mixed with water-retaining gel.
Plant the cowslips first, spacing them evenly along the length of the trough and positioning towards the back.
Add the anemones, placing them in the the gaps between the cowslips. Anemones are delicate so take care not to break them.
Water your arrangement and ensure it never dries out. Deadhead faded cowslips to encourage new blooms.
These plants are perennial and can be planted in the garden after flowering. They enjoy a shady setting where they are free to naturalise.