Pots of pleasure
Create a gorgeous scene in any space
you can celebrate spring in every corner of the garden. And even if you didn't plan a display, there are ways to create a flowery scene right now. Nurseries are stuffed with seasonal flowers in full bloom – just team them with attractive containers, then stand back and admire your work. Get creative with plant combos, or just go for single bloomers in little pots. Either way, it's spring in an instant!
One of spring’s brightest
little bloomers, polyanthus comes in a range of jewelbox colours, usually with a contrasting eye. Plant them in individual pots and line them up in a row – so sweet!
Turn up the charm factor
by repurposing a few lovely old wooden boxes as planters. Line with plastic (pierce a few holes) before planting, or just sit potted flowers snugly inside the box. Here, grape hyacinths create a heavenly blue scene.
Contrast a few pots
of tallflowering bluebells with lower growing white English daisies for the look of a wildflower meadow in a basket. Fit pots in the basket and fill around with coconut fibre to hide any gaps.
Hanging containers put the show right at eye level. To mimic this gorgeous tricolour display, plant a yellow daisy in the centre, then skirt it with yellow and white nemesia and golden creeping Jenny (Lysimachia sp.).