Verandah Gardens: Potting

Verandas Container Gardens

Veranda Container Gardens can make the difference between an impressive veranda space or a boring one . Beautiful, well looked after plants will impress, while dried up dying flowers will definitely bring a frown to the face. This is an area where you could let some of your personality shine through.

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Choose the right container

The containers you choose can be funky and bright, vintage, or even a mixture of the two because these days anything goes! These can vary from painted coffee tins to really expensive ceramic pots.

Choose the right plants

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When you choose plants to pot onto your patio, please take some weather factors such as light, temperature and wind into account. Placing a delicate Fern under direct sun is like placing an Aloe in the shade, it just spells disaster. Choose your plants wisely for the climate and for the loo that you are aiming for. Are you looking for a colourful, flowery veranda, or a more leafy-green look? Are you happy to have high-maintenance plants or would you prefer low-maintenance succulents?

Try to group the same plant species together. If you choose Aloe then use three different types of Aloe - but only do this if you have a blank canvas, which is something we know requires a lot of discipline to withold our temptations to take a slip here and there, or a piece of someone's favourite plant they think you really must have! It's always good to go with a mix of different containers for a collection of all your (and other people's) different plants that you have maybe collected over the years, and what is cooler than seeing the plant or slip you were given by an adoring aunt or gran flourish?

Don’t overcrowd your plants

A veranda is already a fairly small space, as a general assumption. To overcrowd it with a ton of plants in containers would not make for an aesthetically pleasing outcome. Be mindful of your spacing of plants in your veranda container garden - space groupings of plants together, and give them room to blow into the wind without damaging each other. A minamilist look is also a great idea, with just one or 2 larger plants in larger pots, arranged amidst your patio furniture.

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