Pretty in pink
Vibrant colours are welcome throughout winter and spring, and the variegation on the heucherella’s leaves are the inspiration for this pretty scheme. Give it a position in full sun, and the winter daisies’ cheerful blooms and the gaultheria’s glistening berries will provide interest from October to March. Then the pink chionodoxa and tulips erupt to provide the display’s climax in late March and April. The faux-lead, fibre-clay container is frost proof and long lasting, it’s dark colour complementing the bright tapestry above.
Once the show is over
Plant the heucherella at the front of a partly shaded border. Pot up the gaultheria in some ericaceous compost. You can also plant it out in the garden, but first test your soil to check that it is neutral-to-acid. Compost the daisies as the flower colour and size will deteriorate in their second season. Lift and replant the bulbs in a sunny part of the garden.