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Plant up a pot22 January 2014
Plant up a pot and you'll discover just how easy it is to get gardening. Look out for special events in our garden centre under the 'It Starts with a Pot' logo in the coming months: you'll find loads of inspiration and ideas on how to turn a simple container into a mini-garden, full of pretty flowers, tasty veg or fragrant herbs.
Choose a container from the wonderful selection in our garden centre, add some plants and compost, and you're away. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
You don't have to stick to clay pots: you'll find all sorts of wacky ideas in our garden centre for alternative containers, from barrels, tea cups and welly boots to bags and boxes.
Group pots together to create a colour themed display: tulips with complementing colours look fabulous (try apricot-coloured 'Prinses Irene' with red 'Coleur Cardinal' and crimson-black 'Havran').
Plant a pot as a gift: whether it's Mothering Sunday or a special birthday, a container packed with pretty pelargoniums, boldly colourful dahlias or fragrant lavender makes a lovely long-lasting gift.
Get the kids planting: planting up containers really is child's play. Let your child pick favourite flowers from our brilliantly colourful bedding selection to create a first pot-sized plot.