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Add a touch of graceful charm to your patio, with this stylish display that combines the silvery foliage of plectranthus with the delicate beauty of Euphorbia 'Diamond Frost'. The salvia and pelargonium add a splash of soft pink colour – they'll flower until the first frosts, making this the perfect, low-maintenance container display to plant up and leave until late autumn.
Place a few crocks at the bottom of the container, to cover the drainage hole.
Fill the pot two-thirds full with compost.
Plant the salvia in the centre, making sure its level and at the correct depth. Firm in well.
Plant the pelargonium, plectranthus and euphorbias around the salvia. Fill in any gaps with compost and firm in well. Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain before moving to its final position.
Take softwood cuttings of the pelargoniums in spring or late summer to increase your stock.