In full spirit of the upcoming coronation of Charles III and Camilla, our planting team have been potting up a variety of coronation themed containers this week, in respect of the soon to be King and Queen of England.
In the gorgeous buttery golden hour, our soft landscaping team have designed two charming and bespoke container schemes, flourishing an assortment of their royal highnesses’ best-known floral favourites. Filled with a combination of fragrant blooms and elegant evergreens, let’s find out how you can re-create your very own coronation container this May, with a little help from our King and Queen coronation container recipes.
The King’s Coronation Container
Pearl white early Clematis – Originating from the buttercup family, Clematis is an elegant climber that makes a perfect addition for container planting, with ivory blooms symbolising purity.
Two Delphiniums blooms – Famously known as the King’s favourite flower, Delphinium’s are special to his highness due to their significant structure and stance.
Phlox divaricata ‘Clouds of Perfume’ – Bearing fragrant mauve blooms, these perennials radiate a charming abundance of early-summer colour.
The dreaming spires of Tiarella ‘Pink Skyrocket’ – To put the finishing touches to this container, add a touch of magenta with Tiarella ‘Pink Skyrocket’ and admire this wonderful addition as it flowers from May through until August.
The Queen’s Coronation Container
Drawing inspiration from her private gardens at Ray Mill House, we have the Queen’s coronation container.
Lavandula angustifolia ‘Vera’ – An heirloom English Lavender with blue sepals and lavender flowers. This highly fragranced plant makes for a refined and classic coronation container choice.
Alchemilla mollis – Regarded as her highnesses’ personal favourite flower and otherwise known as “Lady’s-mantle”, this sweet perennial plant flourishes small light green flower heads throughout the summer months.
Phlox divaricata ‘Clouds of Perfume’ – Uniting these two containers together, we complete the King’s Coronation Container with a repeated pattern of mauve blooms.
All planted with a mix of our own handmade compost and growing medium, which has been previously supplied to the royal household. We centred these containers, nestled into a Betula utilis ‘Jacquemontii’ garden folly amongst the wild drifts of Narcissus ‘Actaea’ to frame a truly spectacular coronation scene.