Make your own Seasonal Planter!

Make your own Seasonal Planter!


Posted 29th Sep 2017


Now that we are approaching autumn, it is as good a time as any to get your garden ready for some seasonal plants. Haskins Garden Centre has a simple tutorial to help you do just that

1. Choose your location and planter

Select a pot or planter that will suit your location. If you are planning to place it directly on your patio, you can use 'pot feet' to keep it off of the ground and deter slugs and snails. You should add enough potting compost to allow the plants to stand at the right height above the rim of the pot.

step one

2. Add a feature plant

Choose a feature plant to be the focal point of the display. You can choose this either for its height, colour or variety. For instance, Haskins suggests either a Rudbeckia or Verbascum. Rudbeckia is a striking plant that is well-known for its robust and attractive qualities, while Verbascum is an upright-growing and stately perennial that is ideal for adding height to a planting scheme.

step 2

3. Select complimentary plants, along with one that will trail over the side of the pot

Position the other varieties around the feature plant with any trailing ones close to the edge to make it easy for them to spill over the sides. Canna Lilies can add a real touch of the exotic to the planter, and provide a tropical element.

step 3

4. Aftercare

This may be a touch obvious but remember to keep your plant watered throughout the dry summer months.

step 4

5. Create an assortment

The assortment will add a dash of colour and liven up any small space.

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Tutorial courtesy of Haskins





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