Best potted plants for your patio; introducing container gardening

Admiring the beautiful flowers and plants from your patio or decking area is definitely a treat. However, you might want to do something about the abrupt transition from the man-made structure and your cultivated garden full of nature’s beauties. Read More

Admiring the beautiful flowers and plants from your patio or decking area is definitely a treat. However, you might want to do something about the abrupt transition from the man-made structure and your cultivated garden full of nature’s beauties.

One of the best remedies to help blend that transition is putting in potted plants around the patio or the decking. But which ones should you choose? That of course depends on your garden’s personality; the type of plants, flowers and trees that are in it. We have created a handy list of the best patio plants that will not only thrive in their gardening pots, but also help elevate your garden’s potential to the next level.

Before we get to our list, it’s equally important to think about the types of pottery that you want to plant the flowers in. The material, colour and shape play a major role in developing the personality of your garden, as well as choosing some eye-catching ornaments to supplement your garden’s character.

  1. Mandevilla


This beautiful flowering vine can climb up your garden’s wall and decking, although it’s frequently used with a trellis for portability. This beauty has wax-like leaves and gorgeous curly flower petals that are very eye-catching. 

  1. Fuchsia

Fuchsia is one of the best plants for your patio. It loves living in full shade and comes with a blend of deep saturated tones of pink, red and purple colours. Fuchsia thrives in pots and baskets. They are very delicate and are at their best from summer to autumn.

  1. Lobelia 


Lobelia comes in blue, purple or white colours. It grows into a thick flower bed with hundreds of little individual blooms occupying the pot. They mostly live in the shade, but don’t mind a little of the morning or evening sunlight. Best of all; it blooms best in cold weather, perfect for the UK’s climate.

  1. Caladium

Caladium has beautiful heart-shaped leaves with pink patterns originating from each leaf’s centre. This large-leaved plant provides a beautiful blend of colours, making it an ideal choice to blend your patio with your garden. They also love to be left in the shade! 

  1. Begonia

Begonia is one of those rare plants that have both long-lasting colour and are easy to take care of. They come in every size, shape and colour. Most begonias prefer shade! The best part about this plant is that begonias flower all year round; but for the frosty season, definitely bring it back inside.

We know there are a lot of flowering plants that didn’t make this list; but these are the ones that are our client’s favourites. Is there a specific one that you think we should have included? Let us know in the comments!

And since you are here, check out some of our beautiful garden ornaments to help you make your dream garden even more beautiful.