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By Sal1914


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Any good tips for these stone sinks.. they look good with alpines but it's so boring... My son works at a garden centre and all they do is plant up alpines in them.



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I have to admit mine is planted up with alpines and a couple of tiny dwarf plants although I have added some dwarf bulbs to mine which makes them really enchanting to look at in spring.

You can always plant them seasonally.Winter flowering Pansys,little evergreen plants and trailing ivy,spring bulbs then replant after spring with summer bedding plants or if that's not your cup of tea remove everything out of them and make it a mini bog garden.The world is your oyster! Hel.xxx.

5 Oct, 2008

 

They do look gorgeous tho!

5 Oct, 2008

 

Why not use Coloured Stones Sal1914? or even Paint the Sinks & Add the same colour in Large Colour Rocks ? :)

5 Oct, 2008

 

Ooh like the idea of coloured rocks. However, couldn't possibly paint them.. they were a present from my dad ... he's had them for over 40 years.. he'd have a hissy fit! I am going to make them different for next summer come what may... I did look at some dwarf hostas that looked well cool but they were expensive... 8 or 9 pounds each!!

5 Oct, 2008

 

£8/£9 ! that is exspensive Sal1914 :O

5 Oct, 2008

 

Just can't fashion to pay this amount!

5 Oct, 2008

 

Im the same :) i always look for Bargains in Garden Centres Ect:)

5 Oct, 2008

 

Sal last year I was able to collect seed from one of my hostas but this year there's no seed yet, if I get any I'll let you know and I'll send you some if you like after all FREE is always the right price for me! ;o) Hel.xxx.

7 Oct, 2008

 

I've seen several around here planted with dwarf conifers, and mixed with moss and small leafed ivy.

28 Oct, 2008

 

I've found hostas pretty cheap at big department stores.Their just the corns but do very well the first year. I paid 5.00 dollars for 4 plants.I don't know what that would be in pounds but i do know they reproduce like crazy and in a couple years you can seperate them and have more plants. I just love bargains too. Your pots are very intresting. I made some like them out of sphagnum moss,perlite and portland cement but don't know how they'll hold up. Guess we'll wait for spring and see

21 Feb, 2009

 

These are wonderful I am thinking of putting Heucheras in mine to inject colour.

8 Jul, 2012



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