Terracotta pot with Dahlia Satellite

I HAVE always wanted more colour in my summer garden, so this year I was determined to get my summer bulbs – including corms and tubers – in on time.…

Fill the container with multipurpose compost or veg-specific growing media. This should help secure canes in place. Leave enough room to accommodate the plant rootballs

We are going to show you how to plant up some fantastic pots for your patio, we are partnering runner beans and nasturtiums. You will need: – Large pot/container –…

David Austin's 'Lady of Shalott' looks spectacular in a large terracotta pot

Pot-grown roses can be planted into patio containers at any time of the year, but around the end of February is a good time, as plants are just about to start…

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Traditionally Autumn is the time to plant out dormant spring bulbs, but if you didn’t get round to the job last year, help is now at hand. Garden centres seem…

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Follow our simple guide to planting winter containers: The plants we used: 1 x Carex ‘Frosted Curls’, 1 x Euonymus ‘Emerald Gaeity’, 2 x heather, 2 x pot cyclamen (red and white), 3 x…

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Kris Collins shows you the top tips for planting summer containers, that will look stunning all season long. Kris demonstrates how to start planting your summer container for the best results.…

Berberis 'Admiration'

By planting up pots and containers with deciduous and evergreen shrubs, you’ll create longer lasting displays that provide interest all year round. Andy McIndoe recommends five of the best 1…

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Are your favourite alpines lost on the rockery? Put them in containers, says Kris Pot options and soil mixes Alpines look best displayed in natural stone containers (above). You can…

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Palms make an elegant addition to patio container displays. Get the look with Kris’s simple 5 step planting guide. Palm used: Canary Island date palm (Phoenix canariensis) 1)    Place an…