Friday, May 25, 2018

29 Oct

Lacking Space? Add Colourful Pot Plants!

Whether your garden is a little on the small side or you only have a balcony or patio, there’s always a way to make the most out of your outdoor space. You don’t need a large garden to make a big impact with our fantastic autumn and winter flowering plants. Our gardens are usually bursting with colour during the summer, but keeping colour throughout autumn and winter can be challenging.

Focus on colour this autumn with a fiery pot display of orange, yellow and red. Try a mix of our Phormium Amazing Red, CoreopsisCarnation Can Can, Phormium Duet or Japanese Maple if you have a little more room.

You can keep your garden full of bright colours throughout the winter or opt for pastel shades which look stunning mixed with seed heads and grasses. A pastel garden will look fantastic on a dreary December day, brightening your beds and borders up with a mix of white, pink, blue and purple. Try a mix of Hellebore Spotted Lady, Hellebore EmmaSnowdrops or Phormium Pink Stripe.

To learn more about colour schemes click here!

There are a few tricks to planting in pots and containers. Pots can give the impression that a small space is flourishing with plants if you put them in the right places…

  • Include containers at different heights- windowsill containers are an easy, effective choice but if you are looking for something different try using old ladders and placing smaller pots on each rung.
  • Use both small and large containers dotted around, this will create the same effect as a varied garden bed.
  • Co-ordinate the plant and container colours. This creates a nice flow throughout a small space, making it look larger and less ‘busy’.
  • Be adventurous when it comes to mixing plants, bedding plants, grasses and shrubs all look fantastic intertwined in containers.

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