How to group pots – plus practical tips for fabulous container planting

Find out how to group pots to create a fabulously colourful ‘border’, with tips from pot planting supremo Dan Cooper of Dan Cooper Garden (
00:00 Welcome
00:12 Dan Cooper’s Frustrated Gardener blog:
00:44 When to start planning pots of bulbs
01:01 How many plants do you need in a small space?
01:22 Duplicate varieties of plants – have 2 or 4 pots of the same type of plant
01:57 Do you plant in plastic pots first or directly into the ornamental pots
02:48 What kind of compost do you use for planting pots?
03:19 Use a slow release feed granule with the compost
04:19 How do you water pots when you have so many?
05:50 When do you change the display from spring to summer?
06:34 Do you start dahlias off in plastic pots, then transfer them later?
07:12 How to group pots
08:57 Plant one type of plant per pot
09:30 Plant bulbs (and other plants) densely in pots
10:10 Do you need ‘pot feet’?
10:30 Are ‘crocks’ necessary? (Crocks are broken pottery used at the bottom of pots to improve drainage)
11.16 How do you get to the back of a pot display to reach plants?

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