Plants for your front door
Plant ideas for making an entrance
A pot plant display by your front door will instantly make your home look more inviting – and it's the perfect way to greet guests with a warm welcome. Get creative with the way you display your plants. Simple containers can be transformed into unique and innovative door displays, like these gorgeous house number planters.
A grand entrance
For a more dramatic effect, opt for robust plants in eye-catching pots. A large majestic fern in a tall, elegant pot, for instance, will give your home instant gravitas.
Small trees are a classic choice for doorways and offer height without dominating a smaller façade. The bay tree, with its glossy, dark green leaves is a popular choice. Choose a spherical or pyramid bay and keep neatly clipped for a more formal-looking entrance.
Welcome all year round
If you don’t want to be changing your displays every few months, opt for a low-maintenance evergreen, such as osmanthus or photinia.
Home sweet home
First impressions count, so go for a heady aromatic plant to treat guests to an enticing fragrance as they head over the threshold. Virburnum is a beautifully fragrant winter-flowering shrub in bloom from November to March.
Why not bring a touch of the Mediterranean to your front garden and make a statement with a simple but dramatic palm tree in an oversized terracotta pot? This one plant can make a huge difference and is a firm favourite for adding a more tropical feeling to any outdoor space.
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