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Planting up containers for the winter

Wednesday 12th October 2022

Here at the Place for Plants, we have just planted up our pots and tubs as the summer bedding was looking very tired.  We used the Taylors Blue Shaded Collection with a few extra tulips.  We started planting these up several years ago to make sure they actually worked and they are brilliant.  We now plant each of our six terrace tubs with different composts in order to trial all the composts we sell and to find out how to get the best out of the peat free composts.  We will post the results of my trial here in a few weeks’ time.

These mixed bags of bulbs are not only good value but easy to use with the planting depths given. We put some pansies on the top for winter colour and then, from early spring, the tubs are full of bulbs right through to May when we plant up the summer bedding. It gives us enormous pleasure, especially in February and March as the first green shoots of the bulbs appear and you know spring is around the corner. The peacock feathers are there to keep the peacocks out of the pots, but they also look rather attractive!

We have a wide range of mixed bulbs for sale as well as terracotta pots, composts and bedding plants.

Planting tubs for winter

Step one: fill tub almost to the top with good-quality compost.    


Planting bulbs in tubs

Step two: dot around the bulbs in the tub. We like to use mixed bulbs.


Winter colour for your tub

Step three: cover the bulbs with a layer of compost, then plant winter pansies on the top for some colour.


Planted tub

The finished product. Complete with peacock feathers to keep them out!


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