Spring Containers

Container planting is gardening at its most simple, ideal for novice gardeners, and a wonderfully versatile way of creating spot colour that can be moved around. There are a few golden rules. If planning a display, always check the eventual height and month of flowering of each plant, ensuring that taller varieties do not over shadow smaller ones. When planting, drainage is absolutely key — dormant bulbs rot in cold water logged soil — so try to use containers with drainage holes, filling the bottom with a 2cm layer of gravel. Sunshine is also essential, coaxing open flowers such as tulips, daffodils, grape hyacinths, violas, primulas and irises.

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