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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.
(Whats that?)

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My other half always says those little pots are a waste of time so he will agree with you Diane and most things grow larger than I expect and they look much better in a big pot !

17 Jul, 2013


You said it, Diane!

17 Jul, 2013


That's what I tend to do Diane, except I never buy saucers. If I did the plants would drown when it rains. I add alpines and smaller plants round the edges when they're small. Saves a lot of work repotting!

17 Jul, 2013


I definitely agree with that Diane, I think its a right pain to have to keep repotting all the time so unless its a plant that prefers to be potbound, I'd sooner use a bigger one in the first place and add a few at the start, plus we don't have to keep disturbing the roots..

21 Jul, 2013

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