Black is the new black in gardens

Black pansies

Last year a new black petunia took the gardening world by storm, which sparked an interest in other black blooms, including the humble pansy. You can see why. Don’t these black pansies look striking planted on their own? Imagine a few of these positioned around your garden. You can buy seeds for black pansies at Kings Seeds and sometimes you’ll find seedlings at garden centres.

This photo features over at Spriggs Florist.

Make a living wreath

Sow yourself a tray of pansies or violas, then, once they’re big enough, plant them up into a living wreath. Like this pretty wreath from Hostess with the Mostess. It’s not quite as low maintenance as a living wreath that uses succulents (you need to deadhead this one), but it makes a gorgeous display for indoors or out. Click on over to Hostess with the Mostess for step-by-step instructions.