Colourful flowers in pots are an ideal way to brighten any area in your garden, patio or balcony.
September’s potted garden top picks are: roses, marigolds, impatiens and begonias. All you need is the right location and enough room for a large container, and you will be able to transform your area into a fragrant retreat glowing with colour.
For sunny spots plant:
- Roses - container grown roses live happily for years when given what they need. Choose the right rose… fragrant, compact, disease-resistant varieties with continual bloom perform best. Avoid climbers or large shrub roses. Place your pot in a sunny location.
- Marigolds are easygoing plants that bloom reliably, even in direct sunlight, punishing heat and poor to average soil. Although they are beautiful in the ground, growing marigolds in containers is a surefire way to enjoy this delightful plant. They are available in orange, yellow, mahogany or bicolour, and in double or single blooms.