Pot Luck

Pot Luck

This year I’ve potted up loads of (too many?!) lovely terracotta pots with an array of plants some of which I’ve grown from seed.  

The chrysanthemums are from Sarah Raven, the verbenas I got as tiny plugs from Hayes Garden World and grew on in the greenhouse. The alyssum I bought in a pack from a local plant sale. The dahlias are from a range of places. All bought as tubers and grown on in the greenhouse. Most other things I’ve grown from seed. 

I thought it would be interesting to do a before and after series of photos – just after they are planted, and when in full bloom. If nothing else it will help remind me what I’ve planted and what looks the best.  These were all planted mid-late May 2015. 

So here goes:

Pot 1 – The white pot – dahlia fleur, cosmos purity, two black eye susan, alyssum white, phlox, erigeron

Pot 2 – red and orange pot – African marigold Kees orange, rudbeckia rustic dwarf, grazania tiger stripes

Pot 3 – red and orange – rudbeckia rustic dwarf, French marigold red cherry, grazania tiger stripes 


Pot 4 – mini strawberries – red and white wild strawberries


Pot 5 – phlox


Pot 6 – yellow pot – yellow violas. I think my Mum gave me these last year, and they are very cheery and flowering away in May!

Pot 7 – the mix  – coreopsis, Erigeron, dwarf cosmos, antirrhinum royal bride.  This was a bit of a left over experimental pot!

Pot 8 – my favourite ever flower – dahlia cafe au lait. Love it so much that I have one in the cutting bed and this one in a pot. 


Pot 9 – purple and white – aubrietia kittie blue (looking a bit worse for wear), Erigeron (hopefully will cover the bald patch!)

Pot 10 & 11- pink – verbena Aztec magic pink


Pot 12 – purple pot – alyssum white, Aztec verbena purple, pansy rose, chrysthanthemum sheer purple


Pot 13 – orange and white – alyssum white, verbena Aztec magic white, laurentia, chrysthanthemum orange Louise   

Pot 14 – red and white – verbena Aztec magic white, laurentia, alyssum white, chrysthanthemum John Riley 

Pot 15 – pink, green and white – chrysanthemum froggy, verbena Aztec magic pink, alyssum white

Pot 16 – lilac and green – chrysthanthemum anastasia green, verbena Aztec magic silver


Pot 17 – dahlia Vancouver 


Pot 18 – purple and white – chrysanthemum Porto purple, verbena Aztec magic silver, alyssum white, phlox






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