Using tall deep garden planters
Tall or deep planters provide colour and shape at a good height above the ground. A tall planter, offers the ideal fall for trailing foliage plants such as periwinkles, particularly Vinca minor 'Variegata' and 'Gertrude Jekyll', which has double white flowers. Other pretty foliage trailers include the softly textured lime-green leaves of Helichrysum petiolare 'Limelight', the grey-green form of Helichrysum petiolare or Plectranthus verticillatus.Trailing flowers such as lobelia, geraniums, Cascade and Surfinia petunias and creeping
Jenny also look great flowing down tall planters.
Plants for your Planters
To help you select the best plants for your planters. Here is a list of two hundred plants, with pictures, for planters listed by colour & season .
And nasturtiums, particularly Tropaeolum majus 'Alaska' with its creamy variegated foliage and orange-yellow flowers, tumble beautifully over the sides of our Bladon planters. Large plants, such as conifers. some ferns, and cacti with
Deep planters for cool roots
deep taprootswill thrive in deep planters. Lilies also need a deep run for their massed fibrous roots. A deep planter is is also the best for for a formally shaped tree such as a standard bay or spiral box. Deep planters are also ideal for growing fruit trees. Apples, cherries, figs, peaches and large fruit shrubs such as blueberries and gooseberries will all thrive for many years in deep planters. Although growing any tree in a planter will have a dwarfing effect, in the case of apples. cherries and pears it is also important to check
that the cultivar is on a dwarf rooting stock to start with.