Friday, November 27

Winter pots

We decided to plant up a couple of pots for winter/early spring display. If nothing else it was a good excuse to browse at the garden centre and buy more plants.

For the first pot we bought skimmia - Finchy as the centrepiece. The evergreen leaves and white buds add immediate interest and then in spring the clusters of small, white, perfumed flowers will open.
We added three heathers - Marleen , some violas - Morpho and an unnamed ivy to trail down the front. All this was underplanted with white narcissi - Tresamble and purple tulips - Cum Laude.
I did wonder whether I should have bought yellow narcissi to compliment the violas but this didn't occur to me until we were home. Never mind white will pick up the skimmia flowers.

In the other tub we planted two erythronimum - Pagoda, three allium - Ivory Queen and one larger allium - Everest.
The pot was topped off with more of the violas.
Other than a bit of dead-heading that's our part played and now it's up to them.



16 comments:

  1. I never seem to do these, and I don't know why because they look so pretty and bring a much needed injection of colour to Winter. These look as if they will bring you much pleasure over the coming months. Love the little pansies!

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    1. It's the first time that we have managed to actually do this, Deb.

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  2. If only we all had the forethought to do this...! I have planted some bulbs, but that's about all.

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    1. It may not be too late, Mark. There were similar plants in the garden centres only the other day.

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  3. Those pansies are sure little charmers. I adore them!

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    1. I thought that they were really cute, Sue and went back for some more but they had sold out.




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  4. Lovely. It's nice to have some plants giving a bit of colour through the winter months. I love those purple tulips, what a lovely, and unusual, colour.

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    1. I wonder how close the real colour will be to the photograph, Jo.

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  5. Lovely - I'm assuming that you leave out those pots all winter? It would be very nice if we could do the same, especially as the cooler temps would mean that watering (my downfall when it comes to potted plants) isn't as much of an issue. Around here, the only green outside during winter is evergreen ;)

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    1. You are right, Margaret the pots will stay outside over winter. If it snows I may just pop them under the porch roof just to stop the violas being flattened.

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  6. A beautiful combo, the violas are so pretty.

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    1. They are prettyJessica I've since found that you can buy seeds for that variety. I have always grown mixed varieties before but maybe it is worth trying named varieties.

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  7. Looking good. I added Bellis to my pots for early spring color but they have flowered happily all through autumn. Harlow Carr had an attractive pot combo which I posted on my blog.

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  8. Looking good. I added Bellis to my pots for early spring color but they have flowered happily all through autumn. Harlow Carr had an attractive pot combo which I posted on my blog.

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  9. Lovely combination of winter plants! Hope they grow well and provide pretty blooms! ;)

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  10. What lovely pots, they will certainly see you through until spring!xxx

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