Posted: 24/11/2013 at 19:44
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and I've seen it in many National Trust gardens in the summer and autumn - it seems to seed itself readily in the least likely places and looks beautiful.
Thanks for all the replies. Verdun - you suggest using them like any other container and putting crocks or gravel at the bottom, but would you put the whole thing in a border first or in a saucer? Otherwise the contents would spill out of the bottom if you move it.
I also like the temporary/seasonal planting ideas from Dovefromabove - I wish I was that organised though!
One of the pots isnt straight at the bottom too - bits seem to have broken off leaving a jagged irregular bottom to it so I will have to bury it a few inches into the soil in a border as it wouldn't support itself otherwise. Can't see a way of levelling the bottom edge easily.