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Talkback: Snowdrop pot display

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 16:25
If I were to make this display what would you do with the pot for the rest of the year? Should I discard it after one season and start afresh the next year or would it be possible to "store" the pot and its contents until next year. What would I need to do to the pot if I did store it? Would it need watering regularly after the plant has died off? Would it prefer to live in the shed cupboard (dry, consistent temperature, less likely to get drop kicked across the lawn) or outside? (plenty of rain, varying temperatures, breeze, sunlight).

Music in the Garden

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 16:19

Believe my Lilly I did! Unfortunately my short term memory is so poor (brain got mushed across tarmac) that after two pages I've forgotten who you've mentioned on the first page so by PAGE 10 I'm completely lost!


Posted: 04/03/2014 at 16:15

What do you mean by too pristine Mrs. Garden?

I was going to go for the throw a handful of gravel and pot where the biggest chunks land approach to try and create a "natural" effect.

Does anyone have any better suggestions?

Music in the Garden

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 15:50

I haven't really been watching this thread (I listen to the birds, the neighbours small children screaming even though I'm convinced they're not actually being throttled, the general lack of main road at the end of the garden that tormented me at our last property...) but some of your tunes have given me quite the giggle.

Though I'm not a person who normally listens to music I think the Scottish band "Wet Wet Wet"  might be appropriate given the weather.

Create your own beer garden

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 15:46

Its a lovely idea Mark. And certainly different from the normal plants in cans where they're either left blank or dip painted with whatever colour you found in the shed.

Do be sure to take plenty of photographs to share with us!


Posted: 04/03/2014 at 15:20



Posted: 04/03/2014 at 15:10
Tracey-Newbie wrote (see)

Yes Lily they are.  Pleasure Clari, mine are all going in the border, the hounds trample on them if in the grass 

We haven't got hounds yet although we both want one - unfortunately unless I win the lottery (I don't play) we can't as we both work full time (and I don't think work would appreciate my bringing a "companion" to sit under my desk). So these will be safe for a while - at least until they get established for a few years!

Create your own beer garden

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 14:42

Or perhaps plant straight into a clear pint glass (mud = black enough) and then when you're hosting keep a few unopened cans by the display for extra effect. They that can identify the plant get the drink!


Posted: 04/03/2014 at 14:33

Thanks Tracey! I've just ordered 100 of them so looks like I'll be busy one evening. I already know where they're going which is in the lawn mostly around the pear tree - an area of the garden we wouldn't be walking on in Spring time so there's no danger of them getting squashed.


Posted: 04/03/2014 at 14:27

I can see newspaper on the outside of the pots potentially doing something so long as it were kept dry but since I chuck my shredded newspaper into the compost bin I can't see it doing anything other than turning into sludge and eventually mud if you put it on the inside

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