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artificial grass

Posted: 07/02/2017 at 19:04

Someone along the road to where I used to live took out a swimming pool and added a sunken trampoline instead when they bought the house. Having now got 20+ year old children I think they were mad. I found that my children got bored with the trampoline within a couple of years whereas where I live now I have a swimming pond and in the summer even now I cannot keep them out of it. So be aware if you decide to sink it, when they tire of it you will need soil to fill it back in.

Half-barrel

Posted: 07/02/2017 at 18:56

Aquatic flowers could be a problem as a lot of them do not like moving water so it is likely to be flowers or a solar powered fountain.

Half-barrel

Posted: 07/02/2017 at 18:29

I forgot to say that it is easy to drill holes in them as I have done with the ones I have bought from Wyvale. Use a large drill or a spade drill.

Half-barrel

Posted: 07/02/2017 at 18:26

How about a camellia under planted with spring bulbs as I have in one of mine, or ferns heuchera and vinca underplanted with spring bulbs and jasmine as I have screwed some trellis to the back. If however your barrel is going in sun, you could plant a rose see David Austin  roses for suggestions  for roses in pots and perhaps phlox around it. Other options are phormiums and cordylines, with pansies etc

Suggestions for large pots on 1st floor roof

Posted: 07/02/2017 at 18:01

 Sorry I  meant to copy to design forum.

Last edited: 07 February 2017 18:04:02

Suggestions please for plants in pots on my 1st floor roof

Posted: 07/02/2017 at 17:59

Put this in the plants forum but probably better on this one. Please can I have some suggestions to put in my tall 1m high 40cm x 40cm black pots which are to go on the flat 1st floor roof which I can see from my bedroom. They will have a drip system but I cannot access the roof a lot, only about twice or 3 times a year so cannot dead head regularly. I would like them to look good all year round and have impact as they are going at the end of the flat roof which is about 3m away from my window. I would however like some flowers rather than just filling them with box balls or bamboo. In addition I would like part of it to be quite tall so nobody can see into my window. The pots are going to be bolted to the roof so that they cannot fall over,

Ornamental shrubs

Posted: 07/02/2017 at 17:53

How about a Holly you can get all sorts of different ones and if self fertile the birds will love the berries. Pyracantha or Berberis could be grown up the fence and again birds will take berries and other creatures will shelter behind the vicious thorns,  than you could plant something in front of them. Photinia Red Robbin may work but it not really wildlife friendly though birds can nest in it. 

On a first floor roof in very tall pots

Posted: 07/02/2017 at 17:34

Sorry I forgot to say that the pots are going to be bolted to the roof to ensure that they cannot fall over and will have  a gap underneath for drainage,

On a first floor roof in very tall pots

Posted: 07/02/2017 at 16:59

Please can I have some suggestions to put in my tall 1m high 40cm x 40cm black pots which are to go on the flat 1st floor roof which I can see from my bedroom. They will have a drip system but I cannot access the roof a lot, only about twice or 3 times a year so cannot dead head regularly. I would like them to look good all year round and have impact as they are going at the end of the flat roof which is about 3m away from my window. I would however like some flowers rather than just filling them with box balls or bamboo. In addition I would like part of it to be quite tall so nobody can see into my window.

Narcissus I wish to buy

Posted: 29/11/2016 at 20:11

Does anyone know which narcissus these are? as I would like to buy some.


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Suggestions for large pots on 1st floor roof

 
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Suggestions please for plants in pots on my 1st floor roof

 
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On a first floor roof in very tall pots

 
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Narcissus I wish to buy

 
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