Step-by-Step Planting a Summer Pot

Pots are ideal for providing instant splashes of colour, and few plants achieve that with less fuss and bother than summer flowering plants. Combine with red-leaved heuchera and ornamental grasses, not only to add body, but also to flow over the sides, creating an impression of greater maturity. Pack in the plants for greatest impact. Informal arrangements provide a chance to experiment with different colour schemes, or unusual plants such as these new introductions, compact Verbena bonariensis and Japanese anemones. Raised up on oak cube, a pot creates a new focal point, whilst behind, tall border planting adds height to the display. Practical demonstration for inexperienced gardeners.

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