How to create a winter pot display for shade

Watch Monty plant up a large winter container for shade in this practical video guide.

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Do not To do in January

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Do not To do in December

In this Gardeners’ World video guide, Monty Don takes you step by step through the process of planting up a large container for colour through winter and spring in a shady spot. Watch for tips on the right compost mix and plant spacing, and gain inspiration from Monty’s selection of five shade-loving favourites: spring-flowering bulbs of daffodil ‘Minnow’ and blue-flowered Scilla bifolia, the evergreen shrub Mahonia japonica, with fragrant yellow winter flowers, small-leaved evergreen ivy Hedera helix ‘Anita’, and Cyclamen coum, with pink winter flowers.