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. The fern can be replanted in the garden.More advice on growing shade-loving plantsGrowing shade-loving hostas.Creating a pot display of begonias and ferns.Potting up a shade-tolerant display of ferns, violets and hostas.Learn how to take begonia cuttings.
of nutrients and good drainage, so shouldn't get too waterlogged in winter.Place some crocks in the bottom of the pot and cover with a layer of compost.Remove the astelia from its pot and position it in the middle of the display. Add compost and firm it around
layer of crocks at the bottom of the container, then three-quarters fill with compost.Plant the pelargoniums as the centrepiece to the display, then surround them with Trifolium repens plants. Position the alonsoas at the rear of the pot so their flowers
the shoots back to a few buds from the base in late-winter.More winter pot projectsAdding winter colour with cineraria, cyclamen and ivy.Creating a winter display of dogwood, fern and skimmia.Potting up a Christmas pot with box, pansies and ivy.
.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.
Alpine strawberries are smaller and more delicate than ordinary strawberries. They have an exquisite flavour and perfume, so are ideal as a striking display as well as a source of food. This alpine strawberry display looks especially pretty
The rich copper colours of the verbascum, fennel, sedum and diascia plants in this pot echo the colour of the warm terracotta pot beneath. Tall copper flower spikes of the verbascum give height to the display while the wispy, feathery foliage
to nourish them.AdamBoth the skimmia and the heuchera will be happy planted out into a shady spot in the garden in spring.Inspiration and jobs for winterCreating a winter display of dogwood, snowdrops and lilyturf.Winter-pruning wisteria.Wrapping bananas
Most herbs originate in hot, dry climates and dislike our cold, wet winters. Growing them in pots is therefore perfect because they can be brought under cover for the winter. Serrated-leaved lavender is an attractive alternative to ordinary lavender
In a large pot, mix together a rich purple osteospermum with zesty yellow and orange bidens, lantana, portulaca and California poppies for the perfect summer cocktail.springJune - August 40 minutesOsteospermum 'Malindi'Lantana camaraCalifornia poppy