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Pelargonium, euphorbia and salvia 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 not 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 To do in April

Do To do in May

Do not 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

Add a touch of graceful charm to your patio, with this stylish display that combines the silvery foliage of plectranthus with the delicate beauty of Euphorbia ‘Diamond Frost’. The salvia and pelargonium add a splash of soft pink colour – they’ll flower until the first frosts, making this the perfect, low-maintenance container display to plant up and leave until late autumn.

You will need

  • Pelargonium ‘Decora Pink’
  • Plectranthus argentatus ‘Silver Shield’
  • Euphorbia ‘Diamond Frost’ x2
  • Salvia ‘Savannah Salmon Rose’
  • 30cm pot
  • Multi-purpose compost
  • Crocks
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Total time:

Step 1

Place a few crocks at the bottom of the container, to cover the drainage hole.

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Step 2

Fill the pot two-thirds full with compost.

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Step 3

Plant the salvia in the centre, making sure its level and at the correct depth. Firm in well.

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Step 4

Plant the pelargonium, plectranthus and euphorbias around the salvia. Fill in any gaps with compost and firm in well. Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain before moving to its final position.

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Kevin Smith says…

Deadhead the pelargonium regularly to keep things tidy and encourage more flowers to come. Boost the display with a weekly liquid feed – this will make all the difference to the overall performance of the plants.

Kevin Smith