I was pretty happy with my pots last year (see post ‘Pot Luck – round 2). But I’m trying to cut down the work the garden requires, so this year I’m trying more perennials in pots.
I couldn’t resist some of my favourite annual plug plants, but I’m gradually introducing perennials.
Cherry tree and fairy rose, both under planted with aubretia (perennial) lobelia (annual). I’m hoping the aubretia will tumble down the sides of the pots over time. But for now I’ve added lobelia that will do it in one season!
Petunia (phantom), bidens (golden eye), calibrachoa (can can coral reef) (all annuals). First photo early May, second end of June. Looks particularly good because the petunia in the pot next to it is a very similar colour.
Euphorbia x martini (perennial) , underplanted with helichrysum (golden) (annual).
Coreopsis (golden joy). Perennial.
Perennial wallflower (planted last year), under planted with 3 annuals – Scaevola (blue print), verbena Aztec (violet wink), calibrachoa (cabaret deep blue).
Tanacetum coccineum (Robinsons red). Perennial.
Sweet pea Cupid pink (annual).
Gaillardia snappy. Perennial.
Gazania daybreak tiger stripe mixed. I think this is a perennial but people grow it as an annual.
Potentilla nepalensis (Mcbeath). Perennial.
That’s not actually all of them. But they are all new for this year.
Look out for an update in June/July!