Pansies can be grown in the garden, in pots and in hanging baskets. They prefer a sunny spot when it is cooler, and partial shade during the Summer months.

You can buy seeds, but usually pansies are sold as seedling by the punnet.

Fertilise the soil with compost and manure before planting, and water them regularly. The plant is delicate, so avoid using liquid fertiliser on the foliage or applying directly to the roots.

Pansies make a lovely border plant for your vegetable and herb garden beds.