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  • Olive Pot Project - Fancy a taste of the Mediterranean in your garden or by your front door? Olives are great in the ground or in pots as Architectural Decoration. Choose a pot double the size of the current pot. Plant with John Innes No 2 and add some horticultural grit for improved drainage. Mix some all purpose slow release into the soil when you plant. Feed in the Spring and Summer with a seaweed feed. They prefer full sun but will tolerate partial shade for a few hours a day. Allow the soil to dry out between watering.
  • Azalea Pot Project - Choose a large pot at least 30cm (12") in diameter. Choose an Azalea plant for your pot that you like. Part fill the pot with John Innes ericaceous compost. Mix in a handful of slow release ericaceous fertilizer. This will feed for 6 months. Soak the Azalea for about 10 minutes before planting. Plant the azalea in the pot and backfill with compost leaving 2.5cm (1") from the pot rim. Place pot in a sunny to partially shady spot. Water regularly in dry weather. Feed in the summer after flowering. Keep pot moist in the autumn when the flower buds are developing for spring.
  • Hebe Pot Project Choose a large pot at least 30cm (12") in diameter. Choose a Hebe plant for your pot that you like. Part fill the pot with John Innes no 3 compost. Mix in a handful of slow release rose and shrub fertilizer. This will feed for 6 months. Soak the Hebe for about 10 minutes before planting. Plant the Hebe in the pot and backfill with compost leaving 2.5cm (1") from the pot rim. Place pot in a sunny position. Water regularly in dry weather. Feed in the autumn after flowering and again in the spring. Dead head after flowering. To keep the Hebe bushy and compact, trim lightly in the spring.
  • Camelia Pot Project - Choose a large pot at least 45cm (18") in diameter. Choose a Camelia plant for your pot that you like. Part fill the pot with John Innes ericaceous compost. Mix in a handful of slow release ericaceous fertilizer. This will feed for 6 months. Soak the Camelia for about 10 minutes before planting. Plant the Camelia in the pot and backfill with compost leaving a 2.5cm (1") from the pot rim. Place pot in a partially shady spot. Water regularly in dry weather. Feed in the summer after flowering. Keep pot moist in the autumn when the flower buds are developing for spring. To keep the Camelia bushy and compact, trim lightly in the spring, after flowering.
  • Trees Small Gardens - All gardens look FAB with trees in them! If space is of a premium in your garden, it is useful that many larger trees can be kept smaller with pruning; so whatever space you have in your garden you can always fit in a lovely tree! For Spring/Summer pretty foliage and attractive bark we have fabulous Acers. We have Ornamental fruit trees which produce fantastic fruits for jams and jellies. For spectacular flowering trees we have gorgeous Magnolias.
  • Sweet Pea Pot Project - Choose a large pot and an obelisk. Choose enough plants for each of the legs of the obelisk to climb up. Fill the pot with Multipurpose compost with added John Innes and some slow release fertiliser. Sink the legs of the obelisk into the pot. Soak the sweet pea plants before planting. Once moist, remove the sweet peas from their pots and plant at the base of each leg of the obelisk. Place container in a sunny spot and water regularly. Feed with tomato feed fortnightly. Pinch out the tips at 15cm (6") tall to promote bushy growth. Dead head regularly to encourage continued blooming!