The star performers at RHS Chelsea Flower Show and other flower shows are herbaceous perennials.
If your space or budget is tight, you can still enjoy some of your favourite combinations by planting up pots and containers.
For more ideas and inspiration, we picked some of our favourite flower-show planting ideas.
Give your garden or balcony the Chelsea treatment with these three Chelsea-inspired pot ideas.
Scabious, iris and salvia
We used: Scabiosa ‘Pink Mist’, Iris setosa ‘Baby Blue’, Salvia nemorosa, pebble mulch, 25cm terracotta pot.
Euphorbia, salvia and Japanese blood grass
Hosta, polystichum and primula
This well-matched trio aims to create a natural look suited to a shady spot. While the primula will die down until next year, the fern and hosta will perform until autumn.
Lengthen the display
To help your display last as long as possible, it’s essential that you regularly water and feed the plants in the container. Watch this quick video on feeding and watering plants in pots for more in-depth advice.