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Chimney Pot planting

Posted: 25/11/2013 at 07:38
wisehedgecrone wrote (see)

No, not married to anyone's ex as far as I know, Dovefromabove!

Your pots were on the front porch, you say... but were they inside saucers or straight on the ground?

They were direct on the ground - no saucers - with plastic pots lodged inside them.

Sometimes they'd have lots of little pots gathered around their bases with pretty little plants in - auriculas, pansies, daisies etc. 

Didn't think you were the ex's new wife - she doesn't wear blue tee shirts - but she has my chimneypots 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/11/2013 at 07:30

Good morning all   I was getting on with knitting OH's pully last evening - even with the best will in the world I can't knit and noodle on here at the same time - the wool gets tangled up

Mrs G ((hugs)) don't feel defeated, you've got a whole army of gardeners on your side, and Spring's coming 

Hope Matty's family are all on the mend now.

 

Chimney Pot planting

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 19:49

One of mine was quite uneven at the bottom - I just wedged it on a piece of brick tile, with the broken piece at  the back so it didn't show - I had one pot each side of the front porch of the gothic-style cottage where I lived then,  and more dotted around the front garden.  

You're not married to my ex are you?  I didn't get custody of my flower pots 

silly quotes

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 19:44

His eyes were bigger than his stomach!

What I love about winter in the garden

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 19:44

And you escaped???!!!  Tsk tsk!!!

Grassless lawn

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 19:42

I think I'd plant them in the spring - if we get a long cold spell when the land is covered with snow, as we did last year, they might not fare too well if not established. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 19:24

Matty - very best wishes to your and your family and especially to your little grand daughter - a difficult time for you all - we're thinking of you ((hugs))

Chimney Pot planting

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. 

Presents I've been given that I really really like

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 17:21

Just sometimes someone gives me a present that I wasn't expecting or hadn't asked for, but that I really really like - and I continue to like it for ages afterwards.

One such present is a clock that tells the hour with the song of different birds 

http://shopping.rspb.org.uk/bird-song-clock.html.  It delights me every time I hear it.

 

What presents have you received that you still enjoy?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 17:09

I'm normal too!!! 

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