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with the evergreen foliage of libertia.all year roundApril - August20 minutesCrocosmia 'Irish Dawn' x2Deschampsia cespitosa 'Goldtau' x1Libertia ixioides 'Goldfinger' x1Celosia caracas x3Terracotta pot, 45cm diameterMulti-purpose compostSlow-release fertiliserPlace a
. Let the foliage trail over the sides.Fill any gaps between the plants with more compost, firm down gently and water well.AdamIn really dry weather, wrap hessian around the pot and keep it damp. This will cool down the plants' roots.More containers
Don't despair if you only have a tiny garden. Your dream of having a pond is easier to realise than you think. Our mini container pond is big enough to host your favourite aquatic plants and in no time, you'll be able to enjoy watching the wildlife it will attract. April - JuneJu...
overwinter. Just before the new spring growth appears give the sedge a trim. Birds will love the seedheads of the thrift so wait until late February before cutting back the foliage.AdamAll these plants thrive in very well-drained soil. Plant them in a free
The rich copper colours of the verbascum, fennel, sedum and diascia plants in this pot echo the colour of the warm terracotta pot beneath. Tall copper flower spikes of the verbascum give height to the display while the wispy, feathery foliage
A birch tree makes an ideal focal point and can be grown in a large container. Its silver-white bark and delicate foliage combine with the handsome, soft shield fern and evergreen heuchera leaves for a wonderful woodland combination
to containers. They work well with silver foliage, but they're also effective on their own.Cosmos bipinnatus 'Sonata Series'I fill my windowboxes with these gorgeous busy Lizzies - they're the perfect choice for my shady terrace. Helped along by plenty
Make cape reeds the new stars of your borderEnjoy the architectural beauty of these elegant plants that have only recently reached us from the fynbos of South Africa.Restios are a rush-like group of architectural plants that are set to join grasses and bamboos as the new stars of...
.Houseleeks are most valued for their distinctive rosettes of succulent, spirally patterned foliage, although they also bear attractive flowers from spring to summer. Each rosette is a separate plant, and is monocarpic - it flowers once then dies, but is soon replaced
to Syria and Persia, but have been grown in Britain since Roman times. Although the species doesn't offer a reliable fruit crop in the UK, it's still worth growing for its striking, lobed foliage. Shelter the fig against a warm wall.Ficus carica Fig tree