We’ve used a grey Moroccan trough, but a wooden or terracotta planter would look just a good. Once the display is over, the plants can all be planted out in the garden – both will do well in a cool, shady spot.
You Will Need
- Primula veris (5)
- Anemone blanda (6)
- 50cm trough
- Multi-purpose, peat-free compost
- Broken crocks or polystyrene
- Water-retaining granules
Add crocks to the trough to improve drainage, then fill it two-thirds full of compost mixed with water-retaining gel.
Plant the cowslips first, spacing them evenly along the length of the trough and positioning towards the back.
Add the anemones, placing them in the the gaps between the cowslips. Anemones are delicate so take care not to break them when planting.
Water your arrangement and ensure it never dries out. Deadhead faded cowslips to encourage new blooms.
Kevin Smith says…
This is a faux-lead container – it looks as good as the real thing, but is lightweight and can be moved around easily. Consider a planter like this if you’re after a traditional look full of traditional charm.