Posted: 05/09/2014 at 07:39
Me again. I stood my trough on bricks which are just hidden. The trough appears to float, which is a nice ironic garden touch.Improves drainage too.
If you can get to Wisley the alpine area has a number of troughs planted up in different ways. I particularly like the one with vertical slates/roof tiles, with the plants placed between. You might like to line up parallel slate pieces to look like vertical rock strata breaking through the soil.
There are some pictures of my troughs on the Hello Forkers thread, posted by Gardengirl a few weeks ago.