This attractive, dramatic display combines the fiery blooms of two climbers – black eyed Susan and Ipomoea lobata, teamed with complementary plants (we’ve used gazanias) at their base. A rustic looking support, such as this pyramid one made of wicker, gives a natural feel. Tie the climbers to the support to help them on their way.
You Will Need
- Large container
- Multi-purpose, peat-free compost
- Slow-release fertiliser
- Willow plant support
- Ipomoea lobata
- Thunbergia 'Susie'
- Bronze gazanias (3)
- Marigold 'French Red' (3)
Assemble everything you need. Fill the pot with compost and mix in some slow-release fertiliser.
Push in your plant support and add the climbers and base plants to the pot.
Water the pot well and keep the compost moist throughout the growing season.
Kevin Smith says…
This display will thrive in a warm, sunny spot – in fact, the gazanias will only open if they’re in full sun. Water the pot every day to ensure the compost doesn’t dry out in the warm, sunny conditions.