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I have recently got a deep square tub (wooden) to sit alongside my wooden arbour seat. I already have a Jasmin to plant in the tub can anyone give me some ideas what else I could plant in there to give colour and interest if possible during most months of the year?


  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,530
    edited June 2018
    A variegated ivy, such as the lovely gold heart, looks good all year round, and the flowers and berries feed wildlife.  Have a look at Fibrex, they are ivy specialists and have a huge selection.  I've found them very good people to deal with.
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700
    edited June 2018
    How much space have you got. It it's a small space, Erigeron Karvinskianus are ideal plants to decorate the tops of the soil. Can flower for up to 10 months in a year and can die down in colder areas, but also could be semi-evergreen. If you have more space, what about Gaura Lindheimeri, ideal for container planting if positioned in sun. Again, a long flowering plant if given good free draining soil.
  • FireFire Posts: 17,322
    I would put in a load of bulbs too.
  • Pauline-19Pauline-19 Posts: 11
    Some good ideas, thanks.
    tub is approx 50cm (20 ins) square and 40cm (16 ins) deep.
    situated against a west facing stone wall.
    it gets the sun in the afternoon and evening.
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