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.
You Will Need
- 30cm terracotta pot
- Pale-pink marguerite
- Bronzed leaf begonia (6)
- Coleus 'Chocolate Mint' (3)
- Multi-purpose, peat-free compost
Fill a pot with peat-free multi-purpose compost until it’s two-thirds full. Work in slow-release fertiliser.
Add plants one at a time, teasing out their roots as you go. Arrange them so the display has a front and back.
Fill any gaps between plants with more compost and water the container well. Keep the compost moist.
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.