Container plants really need to earn their place in your pots and planters. When space is at a premium you want maximum impact for every inch of your pot. After years of intensive plant breeding there are some real container stars available to add colour, drama and wonder to your garden. Perfect for window boxes, hanging baskets and patio pots, they are ideal for terraces, balconies and small gardens and with a little care and attention will flower all summer long. For the very best results keep frost free, well watered and feed regularly with Flower Power to keep your plants blooming.
Here are five real beauties to look out for this season. Each variety would look fantastic on its own in one container, or plant them all together to create a magical effect.