Posted: 16/08/2017 at 11:47
It could look lovely ... but yes, all such containers need lots of watering and of course they then drip ... your visitors might need umbrellas
Pots of trailing pelargoniums (sometimes incorrectly called geraniums) would look pretty and don't need as much watering as some plants ... but they won't survive the winter outside and would need to be taken down in the autumn, overwintered indoors somewhere frost-free and reinstated in the late spring/early summer after the last frosts
The actual watering needn't be too difficult if you got something like this to attach to a hose
Oh, and don't forget to check what weight the 'shelf' can support ... pots of wet soil can be heavy ... you don't want the whole shebang to come down on someone's head. Also strong winds might cause a problem unless the wooden box was properly secured.
Last edited: 16 August 2017 11:51:06