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You can easily add instant colour to your garden or patio by creating a container with seasonal shop-bought small plants.
Clean up and reuse old containers, or recycle something with character to create an individual look which sets off your plants and creates a splash of seasonal colour.
Select plants for your container. Choose different height plants for interest and buy enough to fill out the container.
Line your recycled container with a porous material to stop compost escaping. Fill bottom with potting compost.
Layout your plants in their pots until you are happy with the design.
Take off the pots and fill the gaps between the plants with compost, firming it down well. Water well. Move to the final position.
The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.