The planting list for Woolly Pockets is endless. Most plants that can be grown in a container can be grown in the Woolly Pocket. The Pockets are ideal for growing herbs, leafy vegetables as well as showy plants.
If you want instant plant coverage it is advised to install 2-4 plants that are in containers between 1 to 2 litres. The pockets are not designed for larger root balls. Choose two or three plants that are upright and one or two that trail. The upright plants can be placed towards the back of the pocket and the trailing plants can be located at the front.
If you want to save money it is advised that you buy plants as small as possible and watch the plants grow.
What outdoor plants do you recommend for the UK?
Alchemilla mollis Ladys' mantle
Brunnera (Jack Frost)
Bergena (Elephants ears)
Mother of Pearl
Where can I buy plants online in the UK?
If you are after a good place to buy plants in the UK we recommend Crocus. A fabulous online plant store with great plant pictures and descriptions. And guess what - they deliver to your home!
A little UK Garden Beet secret
If you are after some weird and wonderful trailing indoor plants we recommend a trip to Homebase. Go to the indoor plant section and take a look at the trailing plants (found amongst the indoor hanging baskets). Very trippy plants indeed.
What Australian Plants do you recommend?
Austalia has gone bananas with its cultivars in the last 10 years. Many of the plants listed below can be used in southern UK, Europe and USA in sunny, dry positions however availability is likely to be an issue in every country other than Australia.
Nevertheless we mention them. Why? Well one day Australian plants may be more readily available.
Banksia - Dwarf Birthday Candles, Cherry candles
Lomandra (dwarf varieties)
Acacia Prostrate forms such as Mop top
Grevellias (prostrate varieties such as Grevillea lanigera)
For a detailed read on Garden Beet's trial plantings using Woolly Pockets please refer to the following article Review of Woolly Pockets in the UK.