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NotyalcaNotyalca Posts: 134


Excuse the washing line and slide...  instead imagine in that top corner there is a new patio with a pergola over the top, and the grass will be ripped up with a stepping stone / crazy paved type path with creeping thyme growing in the cracks.... 

i will be making the path sweep round the hideous green cover stuck in the middle of my lawn... that's the access to my underground gas tank.   The path is going to be S shaped and I'll access the new patio on the left.. 

I want something to break up the view, so I'd like something there to be relatively tall, but not cast too much shade, has to be in a pot that can cover the oil tank but that can be moved out of the way when needed.. 

any suggestions for a potted plant?   I was thinking something as simple as a buddleja but not sure 


  • DimWitDimWit Posts: 553

    If the pot is big enough, you can try something like Daphne, Escallonia or Weigela, some middle-size shrub with year round interest.

  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700

    If you have a big enough pot, I think Fucshia Riccartonii will create a nice arching shape, a nice focal point if you train and prune this shrub back every year.

  • NotyalcaNotyalca Posts: 134

    Thanks! There all gorgeous. daphne are interesting and love the colour of escallonia and weigela.   I've always loved fucshias too as there my grandads favourite. Hard choice!  Now I want all of them at least somewhere! 

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