Viola and euonymus container

Viola and euonymus container

We show you how to plant up a colourful spring pot with violas, campanulas and euonymus.

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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 at its best in March

Plant is at its best in April

Plant is 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 not 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 To do in March

Do 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

A strong colour theme is the key to this viola, campanula and euonymus container display.

The vibrant golden foliage provides the backdrop for pretty violas and campanulas planted towards the front. The display will last for most of the summer, and you can recycle the foliage plants when it’s time to plant up for the autumn.

Follow these easy steps to plant up your own viola and euonymus container, below.

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You Will Need

  • 30cm terracotta pot
  • Violas (6)
  • Campanula poscharskyana
  • Euonymus fortunei
  • Carex oshimensis
  • Multi-purpose, peat-free compost

Total time:

Step 1

Add peat-free, multi-purpose compost to your pot until it’s two thirds full. Plant the euonymus at the back.

Planting the euonymous
Planting the euonymous

Step 2

Add the remaining plants one at a time, teasing out the roots as you go – position the violas at the front.

Planting the carex
Planting the carex

Step 3

Watering the plants
Watering the plants

Fill any gaps with more compost and water well. Let the compost settle and water again. Keep moist.

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