How to display garden pots in your garden, terrace or patio



Tips on how to arrange your garden pots and planters from a beautiful private garden. Garden pots can fill gaps in your border, add colour to your backyard, terrace or patio, frame doors and pathways and allow you to grow difficult plants easily. Plus tips on potscaping, or the art of arranging pots in groups.

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28 comments

  1. I'm another 70 plus gardener who's trying to figure out what I can do. In my case, sciatica has reduced my ability to haul large bags of mulch, plant trees, and move large pots. Fortunately, I have found a service in my neighborhood staffed by young gardeners. I love the idea of inserting pots for blank spots.

  2. I have actually edited my pots I had so many. While they did serve a purpose, for ease I have really limited them the constant worry of watering to keep them alive. Yes years ago I did lots of them but times change.

  3. Needs a health warning- pots are addictive! We decided to limit ourselves to a small number of large pots for awkward areas when we moved here. A year later and there are perhaps fifty in various locations around the garden, and another dozen hidden away behind the shed waiting for them to spring into life and be rotated with those starting to go over. We keep a small supply of bedding plants on hand to fill any gaps or replace anything that gets eaten, and have sometimes resorted to placing pots in pots, just to fill a hole until other plants get large enough.

    For potscapes we find lightweight concrete blocks are useful for raising the height of the rear pots and creating a cascade effect. The are easy to handle, cheap to buy, and unobtrusive.

  4. I have pots either side of my door but whatever I put in them one tree always dies!!! It's weird, I think maybe one side is more windy than the other but not sure.

  5. I love the old pots my mum used to use a lot of old pots her garden was beautiful .and I realy want to learn gardening these videos are so help full thank you x

  6. I enjoy using pots underneath trees where it is impossible to dig because of roots. For many years I have collected blue and white pottery and blue glazed pots. I had them scattered about in my garden but recently gathered several of them to one area and planted things of various heights, flowering trees, topiaries, baby box gems, and some smaller plants and flowers. It's created a mini garden and the colors pop against that deep blue base.

  7. These are excellent ideas for pot-scraping , to fill a shady place in the centre of my backyard where I need some height. Thank you and stay safe! ☀️🇨🇦

  8. Love your vlogs!! Thank you so much. Great content as always…this lady you interviewed is super interesting and love her voice!! Super nice vlog! Stay safe😷🌻🌼🇳🇿

  9. I am not really a great fan of pots, but loved the way they were featured in this video. Lots of ideas!

  10. I have a limited budget for fancy pots but lately I will buy classical fiberglass ones because they just are lighter and easier to move around the garden. Also I’ll buy cheaper ceramic pots maybe pay an extra 10 for ones that are unique shape. Finally if I must buy cheap plastic pots I nearly always spruce it up with a better color using spray paint. “hammered”, or stone-like, thicker paint with gloss is a good way to disguise an ugly plastic pot

  11. Huge thanks to Alexandra for another intelligent, beautifully edited, info-packed episode! I toyed with the idea of putting pots in bed to fill gaps but I lacked the nerve to try it (feeble, I know). Seeing it done so successfully is incredibly helpful, and the short but in-depth piece provides all the details we need. Really excellent piece.

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