Posted: 05/07/2016 at 11:44
Thanks for the 2 replies, chaps and chapesses! Doghouse: mine is a 'standard' - i.e., a tree-shaped plant, and the 'trunk' is around 2 feet, so it is unstable in its pot right now (loved the pics, by the way, super garden!). Kitty: I had thought of a ceramic/terracotta but do have a nice big plastic pot which I thought I'd use. Now, having looked at it, you are right in that it needs a wide base. I think the base of mine is too narrow for the dimensions of the plant so I'll go to the garden centre (and pay a little more off their mortgage. As most gardeners will agree, the pot won't be the only thing that catches my eye...)
Thanks again for the advice - I knew I could rely on GW people! Enjoy the sunshine!