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Osteospermum and santolina pot display


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.

Plant it: May - June
At its best: June - September
Takes just: 20 minutes

How to do it:

Adding compost


Add crocks to the bottom of the pot to aid drainage, and fill two-thirds with compost.

Adding slow-release fertilise


Add slow-release fertiliser and water-retaining gell to the compost, and mix it in with your hands.

Planting up the pot


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.

Our tip

Check the compost regularly to make sure it doesn't dry out and remove any browning leaves or spent blooms.

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