Ideas for Pots
Staffordshire, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Hey all, sorry I've not been around much the last few weeks. Things have got a little manic. Can't wait for my holiday now.
Anyway I'm in the process of making plans for next year in the garden :)) could do with some ideas.
I've got a big blue pot which usually lives in the corner of the deck between the kitchen wall and the border wall. Garden is West facing and the border wall is south facing. That corner generally gets lots of sun, particularly in summer. Its more shaded now as the orange blossom gets in the way (but there are plans to chop a good 6 foot off the height of it - probably do it in spring now). Its quite sheltered in that corner thanks to the two big walls. I'm looking for a plant (or several) which will be quite happy in a pot permanently and that will make a nice feature. Both walls are painted cream (although do need repainting) and the border wall has trelis with ivy growing up. I tried putting the cordyline in that corner but it didn't really stand out.
I've attached a couple of photos to give you an idea of the spot - photo 1 is the corner without any pots etc (please ignore the watering can and hose lol), photo 2 is the corner with the Cordyline in and photo 3 is a close up of the cordyline pot, to give you an idea of the type of pot I'm looking to plant up (the cordyline pot is a slightly smaller version).
Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
Ohh nearly forgot anything that goes in that pot needs to be able to stay put through winter, I wont be able to move it when its full (not that I have anywhere to move it too).
- 21 Oct, 2011