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.AdamBuy primulas in individual pots, as these tend to have stronger rootballs than those grown in trays. To keep the display going, remove the flowers after they fade and any leaves that turn yellow.
.More spring container displaysCreate a spring display of brunnera, foamflower and dicentra.Save space by layering spring bulbs in a pot.Plant a spring display of daisies and ivy.
The hardy winter-flowering varieties of pansy (Viola) are the best bet for winter and spring containers as they're rarely without blooms, even when other plants are shivering in the cold. The flowers look stunning set off against the golden foliage
minutesAubretia 'Hamburger Stadtpark', 7cm pot x1Armeria juniperifolia 'Alba', 7cm pot x1Phlox douglasii 'Red Admiral', 7cm pot x1Saxifraga 'Gleborg', 7cm pot x1Sempervivum, 7cm pot x1Terracotta: 40cm glazed half pot x1, 10cm pots x2, section land drain x1
Acid-loving azaleas grow happily in pots of ericaceous compost, so you can enjoy these plants even without acid garden soil. They come in a wide range of colours, from deep red and pink to orange, yellow or pure white. Some even have a wonderful