When your plants from summer and autumn have started to die off, your garden will lose lots of colour. The dark, cold months give plenty of opportunity however to create winter and Christmas containers that are full of life and colour.
Don’t let the chillier months stop you from creating a beautiful display to cheer you up.
Some plants actually look better in the cold months and creating a fantastic winter display looks great on your porch, inside your house and in the back garden.
Here are my tips for creating a fantastic winter container that will look great nearly all the year through!
You want to choose a soil that won’t get too waterlogged. Use a good multipurpose compost from your local garden centre.
Berrying plants: Plants such as pernettya, holly, gauctheria and skimmiawill give great colour in your containers thanks to their fantastic berries
When planting, make sure you plan it properly. You can place the plants around loosely before you plant them to establish the best layout. Try to stick with a large plant as a ‘backbone’ and then using smaller ones around or in front of the large one.