These two British garden favourites are a great starting point for outdoor planting. Two bay lollipops add some stylish formality, while three ivy plants will work as hanging plants, climbing plants or any other way you choose to plant them. The set is available with or without decorative pots.
The set without pots includes
Ivy - A staple of the British garden, ivy is extremely easy to care for. She does well in sun or shade and while she grows best if you keep her soil moist, she won’t make a fuss if you’re a bit forgetful on the watering. She’s a quick grower. You can let her stems tumble out of her pot, put her in a hanging pot, or place her against a wall and watch her grow up it. If she grows bigger than you’d like, just chop her back as needed. It won’t bother her at all.
Laura - The bay tree is an all-round winner. She’s evergreen, so keeps her leaves all year. She smells lovely. She can be pruned to any shape. And, yes, you can use her leaves in cooking. She’s easy to care for. Give her a spot that gets sun for at least part of the day and keep her soil moist. Keep a closer eye on her in summer as she can dry out fast in hot temperatures. If you see her leaves getting brown, she’s letting you know she’s thirsty.
The set with pots includes:
Two Fibrestone cylinder pots - Made of tough but quite lightweight fibrestone, this pot is built to last years and can be left outside through all seasons. It’s a great choice for places where weight is a consideration, like balconies.
Fibrestone trough - This trough is easily big enough to hold three Ivies, plus some extra plants if you want to really go to town.