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Pelargonium and ipomoea pot display

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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At its best
At its best

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 at its best in June

Plant is at its best in July

Plant is at its best in August

Plant is 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

To do
To do

Do not To do in January

Do not To do in February

Do not To do in March

Do not To do in April

Do To do in May

Do To do in June

Do not To do in July

Do not To do in August

Do not To do in September

Do not To do in October

Do not To do in November

Do not To do in December

In this pretty container display we’ve combined the foliage loveliness of Pelargonium ‘Frank Headley’ with Senecio cineraria ‘Silver Dust’, which contrasts beautifully with the dark-leaved sedge and ipomoea. Throughout summer, the pelargonium will flower its socks off, providing further colourful contrasts, while the ipomoeas will trail gently over the sides.

You will need

  • Pelargonium ‘Frank Headley’
  • Uncinia rubra
  • Ipomoea batatas ‘Blackie’
  • Ipomoea batatas ‘Bronze’
  • Diascia ‘Flying Colours’
  • Senecio cineraria ‘Silver Dust’
  • 30cm terracotta pot
  • Multi-purpose compost
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Step 1

Add crocks to cover the drainage hole and fill two-thirds with compost. Plant the cineraria in the centre and the pelargoniums on wither side of it. Tuck in the sedge and ipomoeas around the edge. Top up with compost and water thoroughly.

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Kevin Smith says…

These plants like hot, dry conditions making this a relatively low-maintenance display. While all containers need regular watering, this one can cope with less than others – perfect if you’re often away from home.

Kevin Smith