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I've got a really nice big, new pot

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EggsAreNotFromCows Fri 12-Jun-15 22:11:55

But I don't know what to put in it. It's to go on patio which gets sun for a few hours each day. It's about 2 foot high, 2 foot diameter. I'd like something with lots of colour, maybe a shrub. I like bold, striking plants. Any ideas?

itsnothingoriginal Fri 12-Jun-15 22:18:51

Monty did a lovely pot earlier on Gardeners World with a phormium in the middle and cosmos + various other perennials around it. Very striking I thought!

PoppyBlossom Fri 12-Jun-15 22:24:37

I've a lovely weigela in the garden, in a deep pink berry shade. I really like lavender in pots too, although maybe too simple.

echt Sat 13-Jun-15 07:55:20

Whatever you decide, pot it up where you want it to be, so you don't have to heave it about later. I speak from experience of the plant-shifting that living in Australia makes necessary.

It's worth looking at the pot from wherever you might be seated: through a window, on the patio, and think what you can see through it, as it were.

EggsAreNotFromCows Sat 13-Jun-15 09:59:03

Some good thoughts there, thank you. I like the photinia but not sure it's right for this pot. I do have a chimney that I think would suit one though. Weigela is pretty and there seems to be a lot of varieties.

ChishandFips33 Sat 13-Jun-15 20:17:48

camellia in pots look good and are great if your soil isn't suitable

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