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.If frost is forecast in May, bring the pot under cover to protect it.More tropical plant displaysCreating a tropical display of canna and eucomis.Growing tropical aloe variegata in a pot.Planting eucomis bulbs.
around the plant roots with your fingers. If frost is forecast overnight, cover the pot with horticultural fleece.AdamPlant begonia tubers in pots, hollow-side uppermost. Then grow on in a greenhouse until ready to plant up.Many of these plants are tender
in a cool, lightly shaded spot.AdamWhen it's flowered, cut back the begonia and move it indoors. The ferns can be repotted or enjoyed in the garden.More planting combinations for shadeGrowing shade-loving acer and ajuga.Grow plants for shade
or ornamental mulch, then water thoroughly.AdamChoose a large, heavy terracotta or ceramic pot for greater stability.Plant a single hosta in a pot. A single plant will produce a more pleasing shape than a group of small ones.More advice on growing hostas
Purple and yellow always work well together, and the combination is particularly striking in this pairing of cowslip and anemone. We've used a grey Moroccan trough, but a wooden or terracotta planter would look just a good.February - MarchMarch - April30 minutesPrimula veris x5Wo...
for drainage.Plant up the centre of the container with dahlias and cosmos, and the front and sides with cerinthe.Backfill with compost, and firm gently to remove air pockets. Water well and place in a sunny location.More on growing dahliasTake dahlia cuttingsGrow
the proportions of this container, and rises above the pratia's low-growing mat of leaves and pale-blue flowers, while the Gypsophila cerastiodes blankets the metal and pebbles to soften it.March - April June - August20 minutesAlpine pink, Dianthus 'Fusilier
A shady garden might seem like a challenge, but in reality there's a huge range of plants suitable for growing in dark places. This container display is made using a boldselection of plants, combining different leaf forms, colours and textures
feature.Add a mini pond to your garden.Follow Chris Beardshaw's video advice on growing marginal plants in a pot.How to maintain a healthy pond, with Chris Beardshaw's advice.
summer cutting patch.Growing summer-flowering plants to attract bees.Planting ideas for late-summer colour.Learn how to plant up a summer hanging basket.