Begonia and marguerite container

Begonia and marguerite container

Plant up this bright and perky container display in three quick steps.

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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At its best
At its best

Plant is not at its best in January

Plant is not at its best in February

Plant is not at its best in March

Plant is not at its best in April

Plant is not at its best in May

Plant is at its best in June

Plant is at its best in July

Plant is at its best in August

Plant is at its best in September

Plant is not at its best in October

Plant is not at its best in November

Plant is not at its best in December

To do
To do

Do not To do in January

Do not To do in February

Do To do in March

Do To do in April

Do To do in May

Do To do in June

Do not To do in July

Do not To do in August

Do not To do in September

Do not To do in October

Do not To do in November

Do not To do in December

This pink, perky display produces a contemporary feel, with the contrasting dark leaves bringing some drama to the arrangement.

To keep the container looking good, water it regularly and remove the blooms as they fade for a display that will perform until the first frosts of autumn. Place it in full sun or partial shade.

This pink, perky display produces a contemporary feel, with the contrasting dark leaves bringing some drama to the arrangement.

To keep the container looking good, water it regularly and remove the blooms as they fade for a display that will perform until the first frosts of autumn. Place it in full sun or partial shade.

Follow our simple steps to plant up this begonia and marguerite container display.

To keep the container looking good, water it regularly and remove the blooms as they fade.
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You Will Need

  • 30cm terracotta pot
  • Pale-pink marguerite
  • Bronzed leaf begonia (6)
  • Coleus 'Chocolate Mint' (3)
  • Multi-purpose, peat-free compost

Total time:

Step 1

Fill a pot with peat-free multi-purpose compost until it’s two-thirds full. Work in slow-release fertiliser.

Adding compost to the pot
Adding compost to the pot

Step 2

Add plants one at a time, teasing out their roots as you go. Arrange them so the display has a front and back.

Planting up the pot
Planting up the pot

Step 3

Fill any gaps between plants with more compost and water the container well. Keep the compost moist.

Watering the plants
Watering the plants
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Bedding plants from seed

If you’re planting up this container in spring, it’s also a good time to sow the seed of bedding plants like zinnias, marigolds and pelargoniums. Here’s how to grow summer bedding from seed.

This pink, perky display produces a contemporary feel, with the contrasting dark leaves bringing some drama to the arrangement.

To keep the container looking good, water it regularly and remove the blooms as they fade for a display that will perform until the first frosts of autumn. Place it in full sun or partial shade.

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