Whether you love growing, love creating, or just want to liven up your outdoor space, a container garden is just the answer. So many of us nowadays are crammed into our homes and a garden is a luxury that few can afford. But there is always room for a bit of greenery; whether it's herbs and spices to add fresh flavour to your food, or putting a jungle on your windowsill, a container can enable growers to bring nature to the most inhospitable and smallest spaces. Frances Tophill covers the sustainable, crafty and culinary aspects of container gardening. From urns and troughs to chimney stacks and hanging baskets alongside what to grow inside them - bonsai to annuals, bulbs, grasses and bamboos, tumbling and creeping plants and flowers - there are also 40 ideas on how to pair plants and pots, including upcycling existing items and creating your own containers.
Frances Tophill is a co-presenter on ITV's popular show Love Your Garden with Alan Titchmarsh, now in its sixth series, and has also appeared on BBC's Gardeners' World. She first started gardening at the age of 7 and trained at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh. She is the author of First-time Gardener, published in 2015.