No room for a pond? Grow and display waterlilies in a container, says Michelle

Place one waterproof pot inside another. Sizes will depend on the growth of the water lily and the space needed to accommodate the side plants.

Fill the space between the two pots with grit and compost, suitable for the plants to be used. (I’ve used a collection of small alpines around my waterlily).

Re-pot the waterlily into an aquatic basket lined with hessian and filled with aquatic compost. Top with gravel, remove spent flowers and stems and water well.

Place several stones, or similar into the container. Fill with water then adjust the stones so that when in position, the waterlily foliage floats on the water.