How To Plant & Maintain Your Containers - Squire's Garden Centres

How To Plant & Maintain Your Containers

Choose your
container’s location
before you fill it.

Start with a layer of
crocks to improve
drainage, then fill
your pot with
fresh compost.

To improve
moisture retention,
use a soil-based John Innes compost (No2 or No3) mixed with an equal amount of mutli-purpose compost and add some slow-release fertiliser.

Tease out the roots
before planting, to
encourage good
root development.

Leave a gap of
4-5cm between the
compost and the
container rim.

Check the compost
regularly, and water
if it feels dry.

Always water the
compost, not the
leaves, so the water
reaches the roots.

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