This pretty pot mixes fragrant hyacinths combined with the evergreen leaves of heuchera, plus herbs and early scented pinks (Dianthus). Hyacinths are widely available in garden centres in early spring, and provide an inexpensive hit of colour and fragrance.
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You Will Need
- Hyacinth plants (3)
- Pinks (Dianthus ‘Pink Kisses’)
- Multi-purpose, peat-free compost
- 20cm diameter pot
Half fill the container with multi-purpose compost. Position the tallest plants at the back- in this case the hyacinths – first.
Plant the rest of the plants, positioning them first in their pots until you are happy that they sit together nicely. Fill any gaps with compost and water in well.
The heavy blooms of hyacinths mean that the flowerheads have a tendency to flop. Discreetly stake them at the back of the pot to keep them upright.