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Primula and anemone pot display


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.
Plant it: February - March
At its best: March - April
Takes just: 30 minutes

How to do it:

Filling the trough with peat-free, multi-purpose compost

1Add crocks to the trough to improve drainage, then fill it two-thirds full of compost mixed with water-retaining gel.

Removing cowslip plant from the trough

2Plant the cowslips first, spacing them evenly along the length of the trough and positioning towards the back.

Planting cowslip and anemone in the trough

3Add the anemones, placing them in the the gaps between the cowslips. Anemones are delicate so take care not to break them.

Watering the trough with a watering can after planting

4Water your arrangement and ensure it never dries out. Deadhead faded cowslips to encourage new blooms.

Adam's tip

These plants are perennial and can be planted in the garden after flowering. They enjoy a shady setting where they are free to naturalise.

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