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in : Pots & containers: Summer
Osteospermums are perfect for growing in pots, offering a long season of pretty flowers for a sunny corner. here, we've combined osteospermums with ornamental grass and santolina, whose foliage brings out the purple of the flowers.
Add crocks to the bottom of the pot to aid drainage, and fill two-thirds with compost.
Add slow-release fertiliser and water-retaining gell to the compost, and mix it in with your hands.
Add the stipa and osteospermum first, and tuck the santolina in around the other plants. Add compost to fill the gaps and firm in well. Water the pot thoroughly and leav to drain before moving to its final position.
Check the compost regularly to make sure it doesn't dry out and remove any browning leaves or spent blooms.