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to the garden when the container is past its best - they will grow for years to comeFor extra protection against the cold, line metal containers with bubblewrap. It will help prevent compost from freezingMore winter plant projectsPlant up a snowdrop
How to plant hyacinths in a pot.How to layer bulbs in a pot.Planting up a Christmas pot.Creating a container of fiery winter colours with dogwood, fern and skimmia.Making a Christmas wreath.Planting up a festive container with cyclamen and cineraria.
Sarah Raven demonstrates how to plant up a container of spring-flowering bulbs, narcissus, crocus and tulips, in our video guideautumnspringMore autumn planting projectsPot of azaleas and campanulas.Early spring-flowering container with thyme
to your garden.Creating a Christmas pot project.Making a striking winter display.
will look good into the spring. SeptemberNovember - March30 minutesPansy x4PhormiumSkimmiaHeucheraIvy x2Large potMulti-purpose compostCrocksPosition the container where you need winter interest, and place a layer of crocks at the bottom, then three
narcissi bulbs when planting up. SeptemberOctober - March30 minutesSkimmia IvyHeucheraEuonymusLarge potMulti-purpose compostCrocksPosition the container where you need winter interest, and place a layer of crocks at the bottom, then three-quarters fill
.December - Januarywinteran hourSnowdrop, Galanthus elwesii 10cm pot x3Ophiopogon nigrescens x2Convolvulus cneorumPeat free, multi-purpose compost25cm terracotta potMetallic silver paintPolystyrene or crocksCover your garden table with newspaper and spray a clean pot
.Plant the box cones in the centre of the pots and carefully fill around the edges with more compost.Plant a senecio on each side of the pots, along with a cyclamen on each corner. Fill any gaps with more compost.Move the containers to their final position
This box pyramid container display with red lights and a skirt of red pansies has all the colours of Christmas. Tendrils of the mattress vine weave in and out to create a wreath-like effect around the base.November - DecemberWinter30 minutes
the compost surface with small pebbles for a decorative finish.AdamDeadhead the pansies regularly to keep the flowers going through the winter.More winter colour inspirationAdding winter colour with dogwood, fern and skimmia.Creating a winter pot display