How To Create A Winter Container
Amateur Gardening|October 30, 2021
There are as many options as in summer, says Ruth
Ruth Hayes

THERE is no need to let summer monopolise all the colour and fun of the garden. Winter has its own beauty and one easy way of bringing it home and condensing it is to plant a late autumn container.

Bedding is the obvious choice; pansies, violas, cyclamen, and sweet pompom Bellis daisies are perfect for containers and will keep going well into next spring when they can be planted into the garden.

Grasses and young Phormium in greens and bronzes provide an attractive foil for bedding plants, while trailing ivy and hardy herbs soften the composition and provide scent and edible interest.

And don’t forget to add early spring bulbs, which will pop through to create a second flush of color next year.

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