Container plants

Growing your plants in containers opens up a whole new world in which you can experiment with different combinations, ring the changes or totally overhaul your planting at the drop of a hat. A huge variety of plants from our garden centre grow happily in containers, giving you potted colour from January to December.

Container plants seasons

Make your garden, roof terrace or balcony colourful with plants in nice pots and containers. But which plants do well in which season? See an overview below:

  • Spring: tulips arrive in our garden centre from autumn: pack shoulder-to-shoulder into large containers for a cracking display. Other spring bulbs to try in pots include crocuses, daffodils and snowdrops.
  • Summer: fill your containers to overflowing with dazzling bedding plants - in our garden centre from spring onwards. Container-grown veg are a great option when space is limited: we stock plug plants to make planting even more straightforward.
  • Autumn: many shrubs look beautiful framed in a large container and many have spectacular autumn displays. In our garden centre look out for graceful deep purple acers, brilliantly berried skimmia and pretty variegated hollies.
  • Winter: combine heathers chosen from the range in our garden centre with white-berried gaultherias or red-twigged dogwood and the large, leathery evergreen leaves of bergenia for winter cheer just outside your door.

Watering container plants

Plants in different pots need better, and more accurate care than, for example, plants in soil. Plants in soil regulate much more the amount of water they absorb than container plants. So pay attention when giving water, so you do not drown the container plants. Curious about our assortment of pots? Check out our container page.

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Get your own container plants

Are you  already getting excited to get your own container plant? Please ask the staff in our garden centre for more information and advice about plants for containers. We welcome you to stroll around in our Aylings garden centre in Petersfield and enjoy a cup of tea and/or lunch in our Tea Room while you are here! You can find our location and opening hours at our contact page