To keep the garden’s momentum going through the winter months, why not add some colour and life with potted plants? Just follow these simple steps.
Choose your containers
Clay. Terracotta, which is fired clay, has a distinctive orange-brown colour and requires minimal maintenance. Still, the porous surface may begin to whiten up with water salts or green up with moss – you can either leave it age, or wipe it off with water and vinegar. Glazed clay pots are a variant of the classic, and look good even without the plant. Glazed clay pots can readily match any colour or contrast with any backdrop; they also wick away less water than uncoated terracotta.