Creating spring containers for a shady spot is easier than you might think – there are lots of shade-tolerant bulbs, bedding plants and perennials to choose from.
Discover how to plant up a container for shade.
We’ve used ferns, bulbs, violas, heucheras and bergenias for splashes of spring colour and interesting textures – most can be planted out in the garden after the display is past its best.
Try our three beautiful container recipes for inspiration.
Fern and fritillaria pot
A magenta fritillary planted with ferns
Bergenia and saxifrage pot
- 2 x Bergenia cordifolia ‘Winter Glow’
- 1 x Saxifraga x arendsii
- 1 x glazed green pot
Bright-pink bergenia planted with saxifrage
Heuchera, viola and ivy pot
Lime heuchera foliage with mauve violets and variegated ivy in a steel bucket