|Plant a Spring Surprise - Beautiful Flower|
July Is a greet time to plant up pots and containers for spring display of the highest order. By doing this early you give the planes time to grow and settle in before spring arrives, ensuring they're ready to burst into full bloom as temperatures rise. Mixed plantings haw become popular of late, creating far more impact than a solitary Jam growing lonely aid alone in a pot
|Verbena 'Aztec Violet Wink'|
This wide belted terracotta pot has been filled to the brim with a selection of winter and spring annuals and perennials There h a lovely mixture of tall-growing, wide-spreading, cascading are foliage plants all put together w perfect harmony.
|Verbena - Dianthus 'Sweet Coral'|
The background plants are Dianthus 'Sweet Coral' and the ornamental cabbage called Kale‘White Pigeon'. The foreground is filled with Osteospernum 'Serenity lemonade’, Verbetna 'Artec Violet Wink' and Calibrachoa 'Can-Can Orange'.
|Verbena - Kale 'White Pigeio'|
There are numerous different colors of all of these plants, providing a seemingly endless palette cf beautiful components for such combination plantings. All of these plants need full sun and regular feeding every two weeks with a water-soluble plant food with a 3:1:6 formulation Remember to deadhead die spent flowers to encourage a longer flowering period.
|Verbena 'Calibrachoa' can-can Orange'|
Once the plants have come to the end of their performance, remove them and plan:
up the pot with a selection of summer and autumn flowering plants. This ensures a constant change in the garden scene that emphasises the seasonal aspect of life on picket Earth.
|Osteospermum 'Serenity Lemonade'|
Planting hints and tips
• Ensure that there are adequate drainage holes in the base of the pot.
• Use proper commercially produced potting soil or growing medium.
• Add fertilizer at the recommended rule to the soil before planting.
• Plant the individual plants at the same depth as they were growing in the nursery containers. Do not bury them too deeply.
• Water thoroughly immediately after planting.