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' (2)
- Salvia 'Savannah Salmon Rose'
- 30cm terracotta pot
- Multi-purpose, peat-free compost
Place a few crocks at the bottom of the container, to cover the drainage hole.
Fill the pot two-thirds full with compost.
Plant the salvia in the centre, making sure its level and at the correct depth. Firm in well.
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.
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.