How to plant up containers

by Anna | 21.10.2013 | 2 steps | easy | 10 - 15 Min. | Rating: 2 votes

Lets get creative with this guide to planted containers!

Planted containers can be look awesome, and it doesn’t matter whether you’ve got a huge garden or a tiny balcony; a few potted plants will quickly cheer a place up. There are a few important points you’ll need to remember for container growing so that your plants will thrive.

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Materials
Container
Soil
Broken crockery
Water crystals (optional)
General liquid feed
Tools
Trowel
Trowel
Fork
earth and ceramic pot

earth and ceramic pot

earth and ceramic pot

Step 1

Preparing

When creating your pot, use a few broken crockery pieces to keep the drainage hole free from soil and stones which means your plant roots won't drown. Fill the pot up with soil that has been mixed with water crystals to ensure the compost stays as moist as possible. Allow a 3cm gap between the top of the soil and the container's rim to avoid water simply running off. 

Items:
Trowel
Container
Soil
Broken crockery
Water crystals (optional)
fill up pot

fill up pot

fill up pot

Step 2

Planting

Plant flowers as you would in a garden border but remember that they need additional fertilisers, such as a general liquid feed during the growing season. 

Remove 10 to 15cm of soil off the top each year and replace with fresh compost.

If you plant seems stunted after a few years it may have become root bound. In this case, carefully remove the old pot and transfer to a larger container.

Items:
Trowel
Fork
General liquid feed
Materials
Container
Soil
Broken crockery
Water crystals (optional)
General liquid feed
Tools
Trowel
Trowel
Fork
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