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Meadow plant pot display

You will need

30 litre pot

10 litres of loam-based compost

10 litres of garden soil

A few handfuls of pea shingle as mulch (optional)

Achillea 'Terracotta' (yarrow)

Centranthus ruber (red valerian)

Geum 'Mrs J Bradshaw' (avens)

Hordeum jubatum (squirrel-tail grass)

Linaria purpurea (purple toadflax)

Salvia nemorosa (woodland sage)

Overview

If you haven't got the space for a mini meadow but crave the wild look, this pot will provide the perfect solution. Using native wildflowers and their close relatives, it will create the look of a meadow on a small scale. The blend of flowers and grasses will benefit wildlife and look good over a long season.

Filled with yarrow, red valerian, avens, squirrel-tail grass, purple toadflax and woodland sage, this pot is perfect for a sunny spot.


Plant it: spring or summer
At its best: summer
Takes just: 30 minutes

How to do it:

Half fill the pot

1

Stand your plants in a tray of water to dampen the roots. Meanwhile, mix together equal quantities of compost and soil. Place crocks in the base of your pot, then half fill with compost mix.


Add the central plant first

2

Remove each plant from its pot and plant into the main container. It's easiest to start at the back with the tallest, then fill in the centre and finally add the last plants around the edges.


Water in thoroughly

3

Fill any gaps between the rootballs with additional compost and firm in well. The compost surface should be a few centimetres below the pot rim. Water thoroughly.




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