Get in the spirit of the season and turn your patio, conservatory or garden table into a Halloween spooktacular! Perhaps you've been growing pumpkins and squash varieties and can only eat so much pie and soup! Then put the surplus to good use int he display, planting them up with contrasting seasonal bedding such as purple violas. Just scoop out the flesh as normal, fill with multi-purpose compost and plant up as a container. Choose orange, black, blood-red and purple plants and orange and black plant pots and candles to up the scare appeal.
As well as Halloween, your arrangement can also be a wonderful celebration of the season. In fact, apart from the pumpkins, your display will last long into the next month and beyond as a late autumn display, giving a beautiful muted orange hue to the garden long after Halloween has gone! Plus, you'll be enjoying the skimmlas, grasses and pitcher plants well into the next few years.