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Bergenia and saxifrage pot display

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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 at its best in April

Plant is 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 not To do in May

Do not 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 simple container display is perfect for a shady corner. The large, glossy leaves of the bergenia look fantastic all year round, while its pink flowers combine with those of the thrift to add a splash of colour in spring. Both plants are perennial so, once you have finished with your display, transfer them into the garden.

You will need

  • Bergenia cordifolia ‘Winterglut’
  • Mossy saxifrage, Saxifraga x arendsii
  • Terracotta pot, 30cm
  • Crocks
  • Multi-purpose compost
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Total time:

Step 1

Add crocks to the bottom of the container to cover the drainage hole, and fill two-thirds full with compost.

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Step 2

Plant the bergenia and thrift in the pot, cover with compost and firm in well. Water the plants thoroughly and allow to drain fully before moving it to its final position.

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Kevin Smith says…

Don’t overlook perennial plants when buying for containers. They’re often just as pretty as flowery annuals, with the added bonus of being able to use them in the garden afterwards. It’s also a great way to make your money go further.

Kevin Smith