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Anybody know where to buy a flexible rubber plug for stoppering drainage holes in planters?

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 22:37

Hi all


Sheps says:

I bought some rubber bungs to block the drainage holes in a Alpine planter.


They come in various sizes and tapers, just measure the diameter of the hole you need to block and pick the size of bung that will fit.


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Great, Sheps! That's sort of what I was thinking.


But will this have to be done from the inside of the pot if it is a generic bung, & does not grip the drainage hole tightly? (As opposed to Scheurich's Wave planters whose stoppers/bungs are of course an exact fit for their own planter! See their image of the stopper at: http://www.scheurich.de/typo3temp/_processed_/csm_Seite_051_Lineo_Brown_Stopfen_3a9ff35394.jpg .)


But as I want to make the container water-tight, will a bung do the job sufficiently?! (One would hope so, but...!)


The plumbers merchants idea is good too, so maybe I'll have a look-see re what is available.


Otherwise I think I'll try Grandma T & Doghouse Riley's idea of an acrylic sealant. To make it water-tight. Again, do I place the sealant over the inside or outside of the planter? I assume the outside if the planter is already full - LOL! - but is it more effective on the inside if the planter's empty?


Anybody know where to buy a flexible rubber plug for stoppering drainage holes in planters?

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 22:07
Sheps says:

That well known auction site will have loads of what you require, I bought some rubber bungs to block the drainage holes in a Alpine planter.


They come in various sizes and tapers, just measure the diameter of the hole you need to block and pick the size of bung that will fit.


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Anybody know where to buy a flexible rubber plug for stoppering drainage holes in planters?

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 16:15

Hi


Does anybody know of a rubber plug that we could buy, to use to stopper the drainage holes in planters?


I have noticed that Scheurich supply an optional plug with their beautiful Wave planters. It is a red plastic bung that can be left on the base of the planter when not required, or can be used in the drainage hole. A great idea!


Which is what gave me the idea that maybe I could do this stoppering with some of our other planters that are automatically supplied with a drainage hole in the base.


We have some great blue ceramic planters that I would like to modify in this way.


It would have to be flexible, I suppose, to work with a variety of different brands of planter.


I had a look at B&Q etc., but to no avail.


Any idea where a generic plug/bung can be purchased?


Maybe there is a non-gardening product, that someone thinks might do the job.

Is it ok to plant climbing roses in a trough shaped planter

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 11:03

Hi Busy-Lizzie

Thanks for your advice - and the lovely photos, above, of your own roses.

Re your "pots, but they are 50cms deep and 50cms in diameter. I have 2 in a trough, but it also is 50cms deep and 100cms long, 45cms wide." These sound great. I am hoping we can find something similar in an online shop so that such large &/or heavy containers get delivered to us!

Is it ok to plant climbing roses in a trough shaped planter

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 10:11

Thanks, Lyn, for your postings at both forums.

Yes, we shall try for a less 'chemical' approach for treating it. I like the idea of using the diluted washing up liquid!

Is it ok to plant climbing roses in a trough shaped planter

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 09:20

Hi all

Yes, we are hoping to get a larger/deeper container than this green plastic trug. As the trug is only 30cm (height) x 40cm (diameter). It was only utilised as a temporary solution to re-pot the rose last year, i.e. as an 'emergency' option, as it was all we had to hand and - being larger & stronger than the shop's plastic pot - was at least an immediate improvement!

By next year!  we might have finally found the time to get that permanent container! Fingers crossed!

Is it ok to plant climbing roses in a trough shaped planter

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 08:54

Hiya!

Oops - my 'bad', as the Americans say(!) - as I mistakenly hadn't made the settings to that Photobucket folder 'public' - but I have now remedied this so the album should now be 'public' & therefore viewable!:

http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/In-The-Frame/slideshow/Pink%20rose%20climber%20High%20Hopes

 

Lavender - how to plant/space out so as to let plants thrive?!

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 19:34

Wow! Great advice/ideas, everyone!

Have had SOME success i.e. some of the lavender plants have flowered OK - but some have withered & died. I have posted the best     example here :


 


 


I don't know which genus this is(!) though - as the labels have been blown away by the wind! Any ideas??

Is it ok to plant climbing roses in a trough shaped planter

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 15:57

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff424/In-The-Frame/Pink%20rose%20climber%20High%20Hopes/PinkroseclimberHighHopes-1_ed64KB.jpg

 

 [ Quick update @ August 2014 : ]

Just an update: Happy news!    We saw some very promising red-tips in the spring (April), and fortunately these turned out really well: here are some pics of our potted(!) rose as seen this summer.

I attach 1 photo here; there are 2 more - in Slide Show format - at: http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/In-The-Frame/slideshow/Pink%20rose%20climber%20High%20Hopes: these include a pic of the pot we ended up utilising.

(BTW these pics were taken back in July; this is the first opportunity I've had this year to upload the photos!     )

We are quite 'chuffed' that the blooms turned out so well! especially as we haven't - yet?!    LOL!! - got around to re-potting the rose into a permanent container. And it has been a hot!! summer, too.

BTW thanks for all your advice; & yes it has been a bit difficult to keep it watered in its pot    but we have done our best.

So we are happy with a good start for 2014 . . Hoping to get some more success next year! 

are-these-potato-harvest-edible-and-healthy-have-brown-scabs-and-cracked-surface

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 09:25

Thanks! We didn't want to poison ourselves!

If it helps, some photos of both batches of scabby potatoes are viewable at URL: http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/In-The-Frame/library/Potato%20scabs%20-%20crop%20of%2021Aug2013

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