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21/11/2013 at 21:34

Hi All

I'm sitting here reading up on how to create a bottle garden and I wonder if anyone can give me advice on what plants to buy from the garden centre.

I have a medium size round, tinted green glass bottle. I will not be doing this until next spring/summer.

21/11/2013 at 21:53

I have a terrarium, so not completely enclosed, but ferns, ivy and parlour palms do well in mine

21/11/2013 at 21:58

And here's the proof

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/34339.jpg?width=514&height=350&mode=max

 

22/11/2013 at 08:16

Your best bet will be to use a variety of small ferns, as they will cope best with the low light levels and high humidity.  They also grow relatively slowly and won't need pruning too often.  

Avoid flowering plants as the dead blossoms will rot which will spread in the bottle garden.

Make sure you put plenty of coarse grit in the bottom of the bottle to ensure good drainage at the roots.

22/11/2013 at 08:30

Thanks Chicky, love the photo

Thanks Dovefromabove for your useful tips and advice as always. I'm quite looking forward to setting one of these up.

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