Plant up a pot of sil­ver and pink

Brighten up the pa­tio with this con­tainer dis­play in frosty pas­tels

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Brighten up the pa­tio with this con­tainer dis­play in frosty pas­tels

1 PRE­PARE YOUR POT

This plant­ing needs good drainage, so place a layer of crocks in the base of your pot. Top with com­post and plant the fas­ci­c­u­laria at the back then add the var­ie­gated euphor­bia.

3 TOP WITH COM­POST

Fill be­tween the plants with ex­tra com­post, brush­ing any ex­cess off the leaves, then firm in the plants well. You can also pro­vide a top­ping of gravel for a more dec­o­ra­tive fin­ish.

2 AR­RANGE THE PLANTS

Plant the aro­matic pur­ple-leaved sage and ‘Sil­ver Posie’ thyme in the cen­tre. Fin­ish with the pink-flow­er­ing se­dum and cy­cla­men po­si­tioned at the front, mak­ing sure all plants are level.

4 WATER SPAR­INGLY

Water your pot lightly – these plants are sus­cep­ti­ble to rot if they be­come wa­ter­logged. Aim to keep the com­post sur­face just moist – al­ways check how it feels be­fore wa­ter­ing.

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