The way to bridge this seasonal transition is surely through pots. Pots are a fantastic way of giving beauty, whilst giving the rest of the garden time to catch up. It’s tempting to just stick with the trusty polyanthus and pansies that the garden centres are always full of this year. But why not try something different?
Perhaps something more contextual with the setting of your garden? Our garden is quite rural, and surrounded by mature trees and beech hedge.
So we decided to go with a ‘woodland pots’ theme. We have hellebores (not supposed to be grown in pots but we do!), some shallow troughs of tiny cyclamen, with moss added for more of a woodland carpet feel, and the beautiful fritillaria meleagris. Don’t be afraid to experiment!