Many native plants adapt well to growing in pots. Plants may be grown singly, or several may be grouped in a larger container to form a mini-garden. They require a free-draining medium with appropriate fertiliser so seek a commercial native potting mix.

How to re-pot your plants

  1. Potted wildflowersWater the plant at least an hour before re-potting.
  2. Put some potting mix in the bottom of the pot and firm the soil lightly with the fingers.
  3. Remove the plant from its container, place it in the pot and fill around it, keeping it at the same depth at which it was growing.
  4. Gently firm the soil around the plant and water it in until the pot drains freely.
  5. Place the pot in a sheltered position for at least a week to allow the plant to recover before moving it into its permanent position, according to plant type.

Young plants can be tip pruned to encourage bushy growth and plants may also be lightly pruned after flowering to promote new growth.

Water deeply, rather than frequently, until it drains through the base and use a soil-wetting agent before summer to prevent the mix becoming water repellent.

Established pots can be given the recommended dose of native plant fertiliser at the end of winter as the soil is warming up and plants start to make their spring growth.

With care and common sense, most native plants can be container grown, but for suggestions and further information, please contact the Garden Advisory Service.

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