‘It starts with a pot’– a new PR initiative launched by the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) is aiming to get even the most beginner and ‘scaredy cat’ gardeners out into the garden to make a difference this spring. The perceived complexities of gardening; of ‘getting it right’; which also encompasses the fear of being responsible for killing off the ‘newly planted’, puts a huge proportion of people off taking the plunge and getting out into the garden.
‘It starts with a pot’ aims to encourage a straightforward, fun approach to planting. Simply planting up a few pots, containers, (or more imaginative and unusual vessels if you’re the creative type!) easily creates a high impact outdoor colour display with little effort or worry, and with only basic ongoing maintenance that the most novice gardener can easily succeed at. Pots also work in any size space – from a tiny courtyard to acres of garden, there is always a place for a pot or two.
We plan to go ‘pot potty’ this spring as we introduce a greater range of potted spring colour here at Trevena Cross Nurseries, and invite you to choose your own pot from our huge selection, to ‘pick n’ mix’ your own plants and pots. Knowledgeable growers ourselves, we’ll be on hand with expert advice regarding colour coordination, pot size, compost, drainage, feeding… and any other pot worries you may have, to help make your ‘potting experience’ an enjoyable one.
For the more experienced, take advantage of the opportunity to make your pots the star of the garden this spring. Perhaps try utilising more unusual… even weird and wacky containers for your plantings. From welly boots, to watering cans, the only limit is your imagination!
For novice ‘potters’, start with our ‘Tubs & Baskets’ Guide to get the ball rolling!