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of slate but you could use grit, pebbles, crushed shells or glass chippings. If frost is forecast in May, cover the plants with horticultural fleece at night.AdamKeep this container in the sunniest position possible and it may even reward you with flowers
Thanks to our warmer climate, most of us can now enjoy traditionally tropical plants in our summer gardens. Canna 'Tropicanna' is surprisingly tough for such a lush-looking plant, and can survive outdoors all year round (with a little protection
.MayJune - September20 minutesGazania plants x3Sanvitalia plants x2Lantana plants x2Large potCrocksCompostGlovesFind a sun-soaked spot for this container and get out your gardening gloves, as lantana can irritate sensitive skin. Add crocks to the bottom of the pot
by the lantana and poppies. Plant the bidens and the portulaca close to the edge of the pot so they can tumble over the sides.Stand the pot somewhere hot and sunny and watch it sizzle. Bring under cover at night while there's any threat of frost in May
.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.
In the heat of summer, this showy pot will bring a taste of the tropics to your garden. The huge, red-tinged banana leaves flounce above a frothy skirt of blue-grey parrot's beak and honey bush, and fiery begonias. April - JuneJune - September30