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Morning glory pot display


Each blue or magenta flower of ipomoea, the morning glory, lasts just one day, but it blooms reliably throughout the summer. The dense mat of heart-shaped leaves provide a perfect backdrop for the cheery flowers.

How to grow annual climbers from seed

Plant it: May - June
At its best: summer
Takes just: an hour

How to do it:

Adding compost


Add crocks to the base of the container to aid drainage, then fill two-thirds with compost.

Watering the container


Position the plants 15cm apart and firm the compost around them, removing air pockets. Place the willow support carefully over the climbers. Push the legs firmly into the compost, ensuring the structure is even by checking the support's bands are horizontal. Water the plants thoroughly.

Feeding the plants


As the plants begin to flower, feed them weekly with a potash-rich feed such as tomato feed, to boost flowering potential.

Our tip

Encourage climbers onto the support by tying stems with soft twine to the willow, leaving some give in the twine so that the stems don't break in the wind and have space to grow.

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