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, such as Eschscholzia californica 'Thai Silk Lemon Bush' x5Bidens ferulifolia x2Portulaca oleraceaLarge potCrocksMulti-purpose compostCover the bottom of the pot with crocks, then fill two-thirds with compost.Plant the osteospermum in the centre of the pot encircled
violets; they'll bloom all spring in sun or shade and any type of soil.March - AprilApril - May20 minutesHosta, e.g. Hosta 'Royal Golden Jubilee'Male fern, Dryopteris filix-masJapanese painted fern, Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum'Violet, such as 'Freckles
This rustic container filled with an orange pelargonium and a ruby red begonia is guaranteed to brighten up the gloomiest corner in your garden. Take care to keep the begonia out of the sun, or it will scorch. March - April June - September20
lime-green tobacco plants will be passed their best, however, you'll still have the phormiums and heucheras to enjoy over winter. May - JuneJune - September30 minutesPhormium 'Jester'Phormium cookianumHeuchera 'Prince' x2Dwarf tobacco plants, e
- OctoberMarch20 minutesHair grass (Deschampsia)Thyme plants x2Small euonymus plants x2Pansy plants x2Curry plants x2Ivy plants x2Large window boxMulti-purpose compostCrocksPosition the window box where you want it, place a layer of crocks at the bottom
The silver and dark-green ivory thistles provide the backdrop for this planting scheme, while the pheasant's tail grass adds soft texture. Scattered amongst the display are Sisyrinchium striatum plants, with striped leaves that are accompanied by yellow flowers in summer. The day...
, these summery, golden flowers burst through a soft, shimmering helichrysum and the multi-tonal shrub, Lantana camara.March - April June - August40 minutesHelichrysum petiolare 'Limelight'Osteospermum 'Orange Symphony' or O. 'Lemon Symphony' x2Lantana camara
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 and they will reward you with continuous colou...
'Heuchera 'Licorice' x3Salvia x superba 'Merleau' x2Viola x2 Large tin bathDrillCrocksGood-quality, loam-based compostDrill several evenly spaced holes in the bottom of the bath, then scatter over a layer of crocks. Fill the bath two-thirds with compost
of the rootball to about 2cm - 3cm below the rim of the container. Fill around the rootball with more compost mix, firming it in layers as you fill.Aim for the finished compost level to be 2cm - 3cm below the rim of the pot. This will allow you to water the plant