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Rosemary and pansy pot display

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
At its best
At its best

Plant is at its best in January

Plant is at its best in February

Plant is 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 not at its best in October

Plant is at its best in November

Plant is 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 not To do in May

Do not To do in June

Do not To do in July

Do not To do in August

Do 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 combine culinary herb rosemary with sweet flag and pretty spring pansies, to dramatic effect. The bright pink pot brings out the bold purple pansy flowers, while the grass and rosemary provide foliage interest. Keep the pot near your back door so you can quickly snip off a sprig of rosemary when you need it.

You will need

  • Purple flowered pansies x4
  • Rosemary
  • Sweet flag, Acorus gramineus
  • Colourful pot, 30cm
  • Multi-purpose compost
  • Crocks
  • Slow-release fertiliser
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Total time:

Step 1

Add crocks to the base of the pot to cover the drainage hole, and fill two-thirds with compost.

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Step 2

Add slwo-release fertiliser ganules to the surface of the compost and mix them in with your hands.

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Step 3

Plant the rosemary and sweet flag in the container first, firming them in well. Then squeeze the pansies into any gaps

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Step 4

Water the container thoroughly and allow to drain, before moving it to its final position.

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Kevin Smith says…

Colour coordinate flowers and your container to create a designer look full of harmony. Yellow and blue, purple and orange and pink and purple are all classic combinations guaranteed to produce a focal point.

Kevin Smith