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Dianthus and gypsophila pot display

Overview

This pebble cage arrangement is a stylish twist on the alpines' traditional environment, and wouldn't look out of place in any modern garden or even as a contemporary table decoration. The dwarf size of Dianthus 'Fusilier' perfectly suits the proportions of this container, and rises above the pratia's low-growing mat of leaves and pale-blue flowers, while the Gypsophila cerastiodes blankets the metal and pebbles to soften it.
Plant it: March - April
At its best: June - August
Takes just: 20 minutes

How to do it:

1Fill a pot with compost and place a wire mesh container inside the pebble gabion. Place the alpine pink centrally in the container and position the pratia and Gypsophila cerastiodes around it.


2Arrange the gypsophila quite close to the edge of the pot, so it can spread and tumble over the cage to soften its appearance.


Adam's tip

For delicious fragrance, try Dianthus 'Pink Jewel' for its blooms that emit a traditional clove-like scent.



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SuzieQ 24/11/2011 at 15:27

Where can I get a metal cage such as Dianthus etc plants are in with the stones?

marcbruder 24/11/2011 at 15:28

I too would like to know where to find such container: several Google searches led me nowhere.

Brian Anderson 06/04/2012 at 10:30

You can get empty cages (or one with pebbles or slate already in) at pebblecubes.co.uk

Travelsarah 08/02/2013 at 22:20

I too am looking for the pebble gabions, has anyone had any luck?