Plant your pot
1 CHECK the pot has drainage holes. Half-fill with ericaceous or multipurpose compost, and firm lightly. If leaving the plants potted beyond winter, mix in controlled-release fertiliser. 2 ENSURE the roots are damp before planting. Position the conifer towards the back, with the top of the rootball 3-4cm below the rim. 3 ARRANGE the other plants close together for instant impact – they won’t grow over winter. Work from largest to smallest. Fill all gaps with compost and water well.