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Plants to be potted at the front of a house.

Posted: 16/07/2013 at 21:13

Hello again everyone! As promise, I have returned with a photo. These are the first things I've ever planted. We've probably done it totally wrong, but we tried... *nervous laugh* Certainly, they've brightened up the front of the house. In the end we settled with geraniums (my Nan grows these and they seem pretty hardy, the colours are beautiful too), petunias (again, beautiful colours, we have a pot of petunias on either side of the front door, they've replaced two very tiny, very dead bushes), and something I'd never heard of before called a Purple Shamrock. I think it's great, the leaves close up at night, which is really cool! And apparently it spreads well, so it'll hopefully fill the pot in time. So, hoping that the computer says yes, I'm going to try to upload a photo of these...

 

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 I'm hoping this has worked. Has anyone got any tips for keeping these things happy and getting them to grow? The lady at the Post Office said to water them twice a day until they're settled in, but I have no clue how to tell when that has happened. Does she mean when they've got some new growth?

Thank you once again guys, you've all been very kind.

Plants to be potted at the front of a house.

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 22:10

Hahahahaha brilliant! I will post a photo in the morning, as we planted them just now and it's a little dark. But there will be a photo tomorrow. =) We are very proud, as these are the first things we've ever planted. =D We've probably done it wrong, but time will tell! ^_^ Thanks guys!

Plants to be potted at the front of a house.

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 17:35

Thank you all! Went to the post office today (they sell plants now in this one!) and the lady in there directed us towards some. Will be planting them when it's cooler tonight and will post a photo! Thanks once again, you're all so helpful on this forum.

Plants to be potted at the front of a house.

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 12:56

IOther people on this street have some lovely displays and they don't seem to get stolen or tampered with. It really isn't that sort of place. So I think we're ok. Window boxes are a nice idea, but I don't think they'll work with this house. The pots are various sizes, nothing too big or too small. About 6 pots, some around 12 inches deep with a 12 inch diameter? Does that help?

Plants to be potted at the front of a house.

Posted: 10/07/2013 at 21:34

Hi all.

There are some plant pots outside my m-i-l's house that she would like to plant something in. Trouble is, none of us know all that much about plants.

It would need to be non-toxic as her house is literally on a street (no front garden), so it would be best if it wasn't poisonous to animals/children and we're not sure what would be easy to grow and to maintain. Can anyone please suggest any nice looking plants that we can pot up?

I don't know if it makes masses of difference, but that side of the house is in the shade in the mornings, and in direct sunlight in the afternoon. Would those little spiky succulents be a good choice? Or are there any flowers that would suit this location?

 

Thanks for reading!

 

Eri

Where do we start?

Posted: 10/07/2013 at 21:28

Great tips guys, will whack out the digital camera! I shall probably have a few things that need identifying, so I shall post more in different threads. =D Thanking you for all your help.

Eri

Where do we start?

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 22:12

Hello again everyone!

Thank you very much for all the advice, you are very kind. It has been really helpful. =) We did some work on it today (removed some stinging nettles, mowed the lawn, amazed at the difference that lawn mowing can make!) and it was really rather fun.

Definitely happy to just tidy it up for the time being. Will keep you all posted if I find anything odd (and believe me, this is VERY likely!). Thank you very much for being so welcoming.

Eri

Where do we start?

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 10:36

Hi folks.

Not sure if this is in the right place (many apologies if it's not - I am new to this). Basically, myself and my other half have agreed to sort out the garden for his mum. If I had the money, I'd have hired in a professional. However, I don't have the money - but I do have the time to fix it. Trouble is, we have no idea on how to do any of this stuff. We can mow the lawn. And I can dig stuff up. But we have no clue on planting things, getting them to actually grow, removing tricky evil weeds or any of that stuff.

Can anyone point us to any threads that might be of use to us in this endeavour? We're very enthusiastic, but we simply don't have a clue! (We're 20, they don't teach this stuff at school. =( )

 

Thank you in advance!

 

Eri

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