"Don’t think you can plant trees in containers? Think again. These birch trees are placed in large containers, and because the root ball is kept from growing outward, the whole tree remains smaller and more manageable."

Best Unexpected Plants You Can Grow in Containers

Betula pendula (Silver birch trees) in containers make a nice architectural statement and good screening-for my back patio

Hawkshead (Hardy Bush) Fuchsia - This beautiful hardy fuchsia boasts dark green leafy stems, hung with dainty white flowers that are suffused with a trace of green at the tip. Upright and bushy, Fuchsia 'Hawkshead' blooms non-stop from early summer to autumn, growing in stature with the passing years. A lovely addition to borders and patio containers. Height and spread: 90cm (36")

Hawkshead (Hardy Bush) Fuchsia - This beautiful hardy fuchsia boasts dark green leafy stems, hung with dainty white flowers that are suffused with a trace of green at the tip. Upright and bushy, Fuchsia 'Hawkshead' blooms non-stop from early summer to aut

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Hydrangea paniculata Limelight, large white blooms tinged with pale green; trailing Ivy at the base spills over the sides of the classy zinc planter boxes. Baltic Ivy (variegated creamy edge) would combine well too.

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Standard Laurus nobilis (Bay) trees, Convolvulus cneorum (Morning Glory) and Petunias. Walls covered by a white flowering Trachelospermum jasminoides (Star jamsine).

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Love a huge metal container with a small tree and flowers underplanted. So pret. >> See more by going to the photo

Learn how to plan with your children in mind when deciding on a garden design.                                                                                                                                                                                 More

How To Plant a Child-Friendly Garden

Using small plants to make a miniature garden fires the imagination and reduces the garden to a child’s scale. Plastic farm or jungle animals, fairies, or dinosaurs bring the scene to life.

Cosmos 'Sonata Hot Pink Mixed' -  Large, daisy-like flowerheads, that come in an array of white and pink shades, appear non-stop throughout the summer and right up until the first frosts. Superb as border plants, they will also flourish in large pots - and their fine, feathery foliage is also attractive.

Cosmos 'Sonata Hot Pink Mixed' - Large, daisy-like flowers heads, non-stop throughout the summer and up until the first frosts.

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