Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
We have just bought a stone urn as a planter and I'm wondering about drainage. The urn has a hole in the bottom for this purpose, but I feel that the water draining from the pot is going to spoil the decorative base. I'm tempted to line the urn with plastic to prevent drainage and I wonder (if I don't over-water the plant) whether it will suffer as a consequence. I imagine the drainage is to prevent the plant becoming waterlogged, but if I ensure that this doesn't happen are there any other perils that lack of drainage might cause?
- 26 Apr, 2010