Posted: 24/11/2013 at 19:18
In a previous existence I had several tall chimney pots which I used for plants. I had a selection of plastic pots that lodged firmly inside them without showing from the outside. In the summer I'd plant them up with pretty pink geraniums (pelargoniums) and pale blue and white trailing lobelias and trailing fuchsias etc.
In the autumn I'd have pots ready planted up with trailing variegated ivy and pink cyclamen hederifolium and little crocuses and grape hyacinths which looked gorgeous through until late spring.
For late spring I'd have pots ready planted with short bright red tulips and they would last until it was time to replace them with the summer ones.
I don't think you need fill tall chimneys with compost - nothing you plant in them will need soil that deep, and you might need to move them and then you'd lose everything.