Nandina, skimmia and bronze sedge pot display

Nandina, skimmia and bronze sedge pot display

We show you how to combine berries, colour and evergreen foliage, for a vibrant autumn display

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At its best
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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 not at its best in April

Plant is not at its best in May

Plant is not at its best in June

Plant is not at its best in July

Plant is not at its best in August

Plant is not at its best in September

Plant is at its best in October

Plant is not at its best in November

Plant is not at its best in December

This colourful autumn pot display captures the essence of autumn in a pot. The combination of colourful stems, berries, and deciduous and evergreen foliage feels harmonious, and is interesting enough to hold a space on its own. The simple, squat, terracotta pot anchors the planting nicely, the vertical brushstrokes of the red-stemmed cornus work well alongside the nandina, and the skimmia berries add a splash of bright red colour t complete the look.

The display will look good from day one and will keep going right through the winter. Only the cornus will lose its leaves, but it will still have its lovely colourful stems.

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