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Aspects of a plant pot?

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 10:35

Measured my pots with climbers. The smallest is 50cms tall and 40cms wide. In wood filled with damp compost that would be heavy to move easily, so put it where it will stay. Also, wood should be lined to stop the rot that ended the life of my pot and to retain some moisture. But it should also have drainage holes to stop water stagnating in the bottom and rotting the plants roots.

Aspects of a plant pot?

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 10:14

I once bought a wooden trough, unlined, with a trellis up the back of it. It had been treated, but after about 10 years rotted and fell apart. The Nelly Moser clematis that was in it has now been transplanted to another pot.

Another thing about the wooden trough was that it was made of planks of wood, a bit like narrow decking planks, and it was very leaky, it was hard keeping it damp enough, when watered the water leaked out between the planks and leaked a lot out of the bottom.

Size depends on what you want to grow in it. A few bedding plants can manage in a smaller pot than a clematis. As Mac the Cat says wooden pots are very heavy. Ideal price is what you can afford. What it looks like depends on your personal taste. If you are making it yourself then a square one would be easiest.

Serious! Really

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 10:04

When I was a child we had an old black and white telly that you had to thump to stop the picture going down! Then when I was about 12, wondrous, we got a colour one.

When very small, I liked Bill and Ben the Flower Pot men. Comedy - Topcat, Popeye and Huckleberry Hound. We weren't allowed to watch lots of TV, but Blue Peter had parental approval! I wrote to Pussycat Willem once (shows my age) and Valerie Singleton wrote back.

Then I liked anything with horses in it, like Fury and Champion the Wonder Horse.

When I was older and married I liked the Good Life.


Posted: 15/10/2013 at 09:48

Morning all, gosh some of you get up early. I'm late to bed and late to rise, a joy of being over 60! Don't mind being over 27, those days were filled with babies and nappies, loved them though, but not now.

Happy birthday Fairygirl and anyone else with a birthday.

Chicky, the boot has Minstrels and fruit pastels, Cadbury's chocolate (which the French mistakenly think is inferior), crumpets, malt loaf, hot cross buns, curry pastes and other English goodies packed around the plants on the way back from England. You need something to stop the plants falling over!

WW, yum, love slow roast lamb. For the first few hours I sit it on chopped red onions, garlic and rosemary, more on top, on a sheet of alu foil. Pour in white wine and some stock, wrap it up in the foil. Then, when nearly done unwrap it, make the gravy with the juice and complete the cooking with it unwrapped. But I expect you have your own recipe.

Gardening today if it doesn't rain. And putting naughty horses in paddock with mended fence.



Posted: 14/10/2013 at 23:55

Been busy mending electric fences. Now need the young man who does strimming as too many brambles to carry on.

Been to a meeting early evening then watched TV so not had time to come here since the cake. I like chocolate Crunchies too, but they don't sell them here.


Posted: 14/10/2013 at 11:54

You'll have to have a new one, KEF. It'll be mouldy by then!


Posted: 14/10/2013 at 11:32

Here is a birthday cake for you both. Hope you like chocolate! If not then puncdoc and I will have it! Hope you enjoy your birthdays fg and chicky.



Posted: 14/10/2013 at 09:30

Morning all.

David K that beauty was on another thread, but I can't remember where, read so many posts recently!

Stopped raining, sun with white clouds. Want to plant the rest of the daffodils in the grass, but have to find the fault in the electric fence and mend it before the horses go back in that field. It always takes ages and involves lots of walking. They are eating their winter hay at the moment. Don't want them getting out again.


Posted: 14/10/2013 at 00:06

I have one that I am training to be a tree, but it's not big yet. The biggest one I have ever seen, but not a tree, is this one at Groombridge Place. On the right growing up a tree.




Posted: 13/10/2013 at 22:57

I'll have to read back, I got to where Fidgetbones asked what Butternut I grow. I thinbk it was Harrier from T & M, they were small, but I think I prefer my last year's ones which where a bit bigger, Cobnut from Suttons. They usually ripen well here as we often have warm weather into September and October. But today has been cold and wet. Anyway they are all harvested now.

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