[Inspiration] Inspiration Page – SU22 Container Plants

champion collections for containers

restful pot collection

Serenity in a pot, a cool blue pool of calm. If you want a place in the garden which is completely settling and easing away of the rest of life, this is the most calm-like of combinations

restful pot collection

Serenity in a pot, a cool blue pool of calm. If you want a place in the garden which is completely settling and easing away of the rest of life, this is the most calm-like of combinations

all summer collection

The scented froth of cherry pie (heliotrope) combines brilliantly with the green pompom drumsticks of the ever-flowering dianthus to give a scented, handsome pot for many months at a stretch.

the stars and waterfalls pot collection

We are crazy about this new erigeron. The saucer flowers are aster-like in a soft mauve and it is of course perennial, so grows bigger and better year on year. It’s our new must-have best find for low-maintenance perennial pots. This matching-toned lobelia was our favourite pairing with it last summer.

true blue pot collection

All blue, (with a sprinkling of mauve) we had this combination in our annual cutting garden dolly tubs looking good from June with the anagallis, and the salvias carrying the colour baton right through until winter. 

Sarah's favourite heliotrope collection

Heliotrope gives you that incredible perfume, vanilla essence mixed with cherry pie. These two forms performed best in Parham’s trials in West Sussex and again for us here. 

Sarah's favourite heliotrope collection

Heliotrope gives you that incredible perfume, vanilla essence mixed with cherry pie. These two forms performed best in Parham’s trials in West Sussex and again for us here. 

summer fruit salad container collection

A marvellous summer fiesta in a pot with the classic Sarah Raven contrast of burnt orange and purple – hard to beat. The Nemesias, if stored inside will come back for a second season. You have got to try it! 

the saffron and indigo pot collection

I’m in love with this petite yet glamorous bidens. We had a course here on a hideous autumn day early last November and I remember this was pretty much the only sunbeam. Use it to underplant the aromatic, pot-performer basil, ‘African Blue’.

white sparkle collection

The pot combination in our farmhouse garden last summer and autumn kind-of has it all— elegant spires and scented flowers from acidanthera, cloudy froth from gaura and trailing tresses to soften the pot edges from the lobelia. Yes please, more of this I say!

butterfly pink pot collection

An outstandingly long-flowering, incredibly pretty, low maintenance container combination. This collection excelled in our 2016 summer trial and was continually busy with butterflies and bees.