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Gazania and rudbeckia pot display


This bright, contemporary container filled with sunny gazanias and rudbeckia plants is just the thing to jazz up your garden for the summer. It looks effective on its own or placed in a group with others, and best of all it's quick and easy to plant up.
Plant it: May
At its best: May - September
Takes just: 30 minutes

How to do it:

1 Fill a metal trough with crocks to help drainage, then top up with a layer of multi-purpose compost.

2 Carefully remove the gazania plants from their pots, gently teasing out the roots to help them get established quicker. Plant them in a row along the front of the container. Do the same with the rudbeckias, placing them behind the gazanias.

3 Fill in around the rootball with compost, pushing it down firmly until it's level with the top of the rootball. Water thoroughly. If frosts are forecast shortly after planting, cover the plants with horticultural fleece.

Our tip

Mix water-retaining gel and slow-release feed granules into the compost before planting.

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Talkback: Gazania and rudbeckia pot display
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kaycurtis 24/11/2011 at 15:27

really pretty all these yellow and gold daisy like flowers, will look lovely even on a dull day.

Pinkshirt 11/06/2012 at 09:38

I have just planted this selection using Gazania Tiger Stripes and Rudbeckia Rustic Dwarfs. I would like to know if I can over winter these plants in a cold frame. The seed packet described the Rudbeckia as half hardy perenial but I'm not sure about the Gazania Tiger Stripes as the seed packet was not clear.

sotongeoff 11/06/2012 at 09:46

I can only relate my experience of gazanias planted in my garden-they have survived 2 winters-looked a bit tatty earlier in the year but after a tidy up  they are now fine-same goes for 3 in a container that got left out all winter too-they seem to be described as half-hardy yet I am treating them as hardy perennials-so make of that what you will.

Just for the record this is in Southampton- but we had snow, ice etc