Saturday, 13 November 2021

Solving a planting problem

We inherited two Victorian chimney pots from my inlaws. Over the years, we have tried growing things in them, either in pots, or filling them up with soil. Nothing lasted, always drying out too much and dying.

Hopefully we have now solved the problem. Some artificial plants, like boxes, always look really false to me. The other month, I found some artificial leylandii. Didn't buy them as they were too expensive. However, since receiving my pension, I decided to buy two and 'plant' them up:


DB made a base for them to sit on, then stones were put around the pots they came in. Finally he attached them to the nearby fence with wire. I really like them and they lift that area of the back fence and blend in well.
 

8 comments:

  1. They look great; really good for adding a bit of height.

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    1. Thank you. Really good when an idea works isn’t it?

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  2. They look brilliant- what a clever idea. Old chimney pots always remind me of the Peter Wimsey story "Busmans Honeymoon" [but his pots were Tudor not Victorian, I think]

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    1. We really like them and will look forward to looking at them from the patio in warmer weather.

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  3. Really nice. The height of the trees is just right against that fence.

    God bless.

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    1. Covers up the fence post and sits just under the top of the panel.

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  4. What a good idea, they look really nice. We've got 2 chimney pots. I've got 2 big pots in both, balancing on the rim and in the spring the muscari flower in them. I took the pots out once and could see some giant spiders further down so quickly replaced them, eurgh!!

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