Planting a large container display

Monty Don demonstrates how to plan and plant a large container display, using plants of varying heights.

In this Gardeners’ World programme clip, Monty Don explains how to plan a display for a large container. He shows how to prevent waterlogging and uses crocks at the base of the container to avoid wasting compost. He then shares his recommendation for a potting compost mix and offers tips on creating interest with varying plant heights.

The plants Monty uses in his display are red-flowered Canna ‘Australia’, vivid Dahlia ‘Grenadier’, petunias ‘Black Velvet’ and ‘Surfinia Burgundy’ and cheery Osteospermum ‘Voltage Yellow’. Watch now to discover how to create a dramatic container display of your own.

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