Pots and containers are a great way to ring the changes in the garden each season. In fact you could plant a new pot for every month of the year. They also give gardeners the opportunity to grow plants that may not thrive in their particular type of soil, for example ericaceous plants or alpines.
Use your pots and containers to add stunning effects in your garden. Hanging baskets and window boxes will help you to add colour at a higher level. Grouping containers in a range of sizes can create a sea of colour in any area, or grow a interestingly shaped container shrub or tree to create a focal point.
Plants in pots are extremely versatile, small pots can be moved about allowing you to show off decorative flowers such as dahlias or tulips when they are at their best and then hide them away in a less obvious spot when flowering is over.
Spring containers full of wonderful bulbs and fabulous evergreens are a great way to celebrate the arrival of the warmer weather and can be replanted with summer plants as the season progresses.
For fantastic pots and containers in summer choose Dahlias. These flowers are very easy to grow and bloom from summer to the first frosts. Although they are frost tender they can be started into growth as early as February in a greenhouse. Remember plants in containers should be fed to achieve their full potential.
You can create some winter cheer with some winter flowering bedding plants. Hardy cyclamen make a bright and colourful addition to the patio or even a windowsill. Plant them with an evergreen ivy to soften the edges.