Container Culture

A container is the ideal example of horticulture theatrics. Pots can be moved to various positions and changed multiple times throughout to year to add colour and interest. Containers can also be a great place for small trees or shrubs to grow before being transplanted into the open ground. Containers allow us to play with planting combinations. Containers can range from a spectacular showpiece in a courtyard to a series of containers used to screen a view or brighten an area. Bigger containers are more dramatic and provide more room for planting combinations. It is important to make sure the container has good drainage and compost for the plant to last the season. Dark containers heat up in the sun and are good for early spring plant combinations.

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Kirsty Wilson

Horticulture is my inspiration! I am the Herbaceous Supervisor at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Photographer, Award winning Garden Designer and Beechgrove Garden television presenter. I want to inspire people to grow plants, connect with nature and have a positive impact on the world.

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