Whether you’re new to green-fingered pursuits, or are something of a forgetful gardener, swap delicate blooms that need a lot of TLC for tougher, more tenacious succulents.
With the help of our friends at Philippa Craddock, we have created an easy step-by-step guide to making your own no-fuss display. Painted with a gorgeous white glaze, our Large Earthenware Planter will become the perfect house for your on-trend greenery and is sure to look lovely and rustic when styled in your conservatory, kitchen or placed on the coffee table.
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What you’ll need:
1 x Earthenware planter
1 x spoon
6 x small succulent plants
1 x larger, trailing plant
1. Using the spoon, begin by adding a layer of soil, approximately one-inch thick, into the base of the planter.
2. Start with the larger, trailing plant, removing it from its plastic pot and placing it to one edge of the container. Let the trailing leaves hang over the edge.
3. Next, take the first of the smaller succulents and position it next to the larger plant. Again, remember to remove the plastic pot before placing it into the planter.
4. Repeat the above step with the five additional plants, positioning them evenly around the container. You may wish to move the succulents around until you are happy with the positioning.
5. Fill any large gaps with extra soil, using the spoon. This will secure all the plants in place.
6. Add those final, decorative touches by placing small sections of Spanish moss in the spaces between the succulents.
Top tip: Don’t over water – there is no drainage in the container and these plants will like to dry out between each water. We recommend watering every 10-14 days.