Inspiration and Advice
Modern Cottage Garden
Modern Cottage Garden
Melissa King
Garden Expert & TV Presenter
Better Homes and Gardens

This month’s potted combo is modern cottage garden meets grassy meadow.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Northcote Pottery’s Chambers U-pot in Sea White Terrazzo
  • Phormium ‘Anna Red’
  • Leucanthemum ‘African Eyes’
  • Carex flagellifera
  • Carex ‘Frosted Curls’
  • Campanula ‘Birch Hybrid’

This is a classic ‘Thrill, Fill and Spill’ combo, so position Phormium ‘Anna Red’ towards the back of the pot for a bit of height and drama. Then plant Leucanthemum ‘African Eyes’ at the base. The silver foliage is a beautiful contrast to the red Phormium. Soften the composition with ornamental grasses like Carex flagellifera and ‘Frosted Curls’. Then finish it all off with the beautiful Campanula ‘Birch Hydrid’.

Tip: If you’re working with big pots, choose more than one Thrill, Fill and Spill plant, so that you can fill out your container beautifully.