Seems to me now, its more sensible to buy a big tub
with matching saucer, when getting a hardy plant for a container area. The plant will be small, it will soon grow.
Whilst its growing, bedding plants can be added around it to fill up the perimeter space.
Later on its a nuisance to transplant this item into a larger tub, just makes more shopping and work.
Then theres the extra cost of getting more large saucers
to collect every drop of water, instead of it running into the ground.
I have done this several times. My tubs are not big enough, or my saucers. I have too many small ornamental pots.
Now I get one large tub and saucer a week at the GC,
even if I dont use them straight away. There are all different shapes and sizes, a good choice.
Something we dont think about in the winter.
- 17 Jul, 2013
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