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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
-garden style, floating like balloons above the feathery foliage of Cosmos 'Sensation' and its delicate, pink petals. Use a large container for this display, as this combination of plants reaches 1m in height. Prevent the planting scheme from looking too top
overwinter in the pot. Cut back the verbascums and the fennel in late winter or early spring (see Adam's tips).AdamDon't be too quick to deadhead the verbascums at the end of the summer, as birds will feast on the seed-heads and the spikes will look dramatic
the flowering stem back to where it joins the main stemMore on growing climbersHow to grow annual climbers from seedGrow morning glory in a containerHow to make a cup and saucer vine pot displayGrow Spanish flag in a potConservatory climber plant collection
container display of poppies, osteospermum and lantana.Grow plants for late-summer colour.Follow Sarah Raven's video advice on creating a cutting patch.Learn how to grow lupins for both height and colour in your borders.
cover.More summer container displaysPotting up a summer display of scabious and thrift.Creating a 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.
Stand out from the summer crowd with this luxurious, rich and velvety container display. Pack a wide terracotta bowl with deep red Regal pelargoniums and earthy pink and orange flowers to stunning effect. Keep deadheading the flowers