Before planting up, terracotta pots should be soaked in water to reduce the amount of moisture removed from the compost. Thoroughly water the plant.
Place adequate drainage material such as gravel, broken pieces of terracotta or polystyrene into the bottom third of your pot or planter.
Use good container compost appropriate to the needs of the plant. If in doubt, seek advice from your local garden centre.
Remove the plant from it’s original packaging, taking care not to damage the roots. Position centrally and fill in with compost. Firm the plant in place.
Try to avoid setting the plant too deeply. We also recommend leaving a gap below the rim to assist in watering the plant.
Use pot feet or pot stands to raise the planter off the ground to allow good drainage and to improve frost resistance.
Finally, water the plant in well.
Add the finishing touch! Top dressing with Apta polished stones or terracotta marbles will instantly provide added display impact. Additionally, this will help reduce surface evaporation, avert soil pest attack and prevent weed development!