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Growing plants in containers can look and be so effective. Container plants really change the look of your garden. There are a huge variety of plants that you can grow in containers, not to mention edible ones, you can have flourishing plants in containers January to December. Containers are the perfect home for colourful annuals and half-hardy perennials - both of which are sometimes called 'patio plants' or bedding.
Plant up your own container plants
When planting up containers, it's important to remember the following:
- Choose your container wisely - For containers that will be outside all year round, choose frost-proof terracotta for instance.
- Composts - Compost for container plants isn't the same as those for your garden. You'll need to find specific potting compost or potting media.
- Irrigation - If you're using a plastic container, cut holes in the bottom of your container and if possible, raise the container on small bricks in order to combat waterlogging.
5 interesting container plants for year-round containers:
- Salvia ×jamensis 'Raspberry Royale'
- Verbena 'Claret'
- Dichondra 'Silver Falls'
- Calibrachoa Million Bells series
- Petunia Surfinia series
Here is a list of garden centres who currently stock container plants, get in touch and find out what varieties of container plants they are stocking. Make your garden beautiful and stand out with container plants.