As the season become colder and the garden begins to look bleak we have some great tips to keep your garden looking fresh with container plants.
One of the best ways to keep your container plants looking fresh and green is to make sure your prepare the pots as best as possible.
Firstly dependant on the plants you will to arrange and prepare the soil/compost for the plants to ensure that they have the best chance of thriving. When potting up the plants they will need to be in a part of the garden that receives the most amount of light, this will help keep the leaves green during the darkest of winter days.
Vary pot shapes and sizes.
Invariably when planting in pots the plants are typically closer together so will require some careful planning when grouping them together. Varying sizes can help work plants together and make it appealing to the eye.
Make sure pots have drainage holes at the bottom to stop the plants from becoming clogged.
When it comes to planting, some great ways to plant is to think ahead for the following season and to layer Spring bulbs so they appear as the winter foliage is set to die back.
The best way to plant a container during the winter is to use predominately foliage instead of flowering plants. Decided on colour schemes and pot placement to be able to use best suited plants for it’s position. During the winter months it is also fun to use more festive such as dark green foliage and red berries.