My husband assembled the planters which looked good as they were but we wanted them to stand out a bit.
He then painted each one in the shocking pink stain, he said it actually smelled like bubble gum, now I couldn't smell that so I wonder if his mind was playing tricks because it looked like bubble gum?
Next attach the inner bags that line the planters and pot up with two pink Dahlias.
We positioned one each side of the front door to brighten the place up a bit.
The other plants we bought I potted up and positioned them on the back garden. We don't spend on plants a lot, we tend to find each year we will get a couple of things that come back year after year and a few cheap bits for instant colour. We bought three Dahlias at £2.49 each, a cordiline £11 ( the most extravagant thing but much cheaper than anywhere else). Also a couple of purple leafy things (ha! I can't remember what they are called) and 6 pertunias for £6.
We have different areas of purple slate and pebbles on our garden so most of what we plant does go in pots the reason for this is that we have dogs and found that they wore a race track around the lawn when we had one so that did not look good, also dog wee kills grass. I like the way it looks and we have hedges all the way around us and trees so there is no shortage of greenery.