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My family are having a summer flower competition. We have all have one large pot and £20 to spend. Please give me recommendation for the best and easiest flowers to use and how you think I could make mine special!


Also please tell me if this is on the wrong topic as I am new so was unsure! 


Thank you!


  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,907

    I'd go for some large leaf hostas mixed with smaller veriegated hostas, surrounded by Begonia semperflorens (or some other deep red flower.. maybe impatients?).

    As they are in a pot, slugs won't be as much of an issue.. just try to keep it up a bit higher.. maybe on a table?  And as it's a shade planting, you won't have to rely on bright sunny weeks for an amazing show.  And the red/green contrast will be amazing.  

    If you can choose a pot color, go for a matte grey color.. like dry dark slate.  

    Utah, USA.
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