Feel like you’ve no idea what season we’re in? That it has just started to feel like spring and whammo, along comes a cold snap along with (in some parts of the country) some snow? Return-to-winter moments like this are more than enough to do any gardener’s head in, but luckily we’re a crafty lot. We know we can’t predict weather but we do have some tricks up our sleeves. One of them is this neat strategy which gives us flexibility – with this we can dance around almost anything Mother Nature likes to throw at us.
How? By planting in containers and following three simple rules.
- Get hold of really big pots so that you can grow a lot of plants in each one. This means that there will be enough room for all your plants to thrive and look fantastic.
- Put your containers on wheels – look for stands with wheels… aka plant caddies. This lets you easily move your container gardens to protect them from weather extremes.
- Pick really good-looking plants because containers are like a stage, where only the best and beautiful deserve the footlights. Think Canna Tropicanna®, which is probably the most gorgeous plant living: a cocktail of tutti-frutti stripes on leaves luscious enough to lick. Tuck a few other supporting plants in around the edges, then step back and admire, not only your handiwork but your cleverness in making a lovely garden on wheels