Lovely new pots , but what to plant ?

Tiny01Tiny01 Posts: 68
Hi all ..

I received these 2 lovely planters for my birthday from the kids , just struggling with what to plant in them , anyone have anything similar or any suggestions I’m all ears ? 
Thanks 
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  • CeresCeres Posts: 1,823
    Grass. Something architectural that moves in the wind.
  • WillDBWillDB Posts: 1,948
    They're crying out for a couple of little clipped 'lolipops,' to me - box or something.
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 2,384
    I'd wait until the spring bulbs go on sale, then plant a small ornamental tree in each, underplanted with narcissus or with species tulips which will come back every year.  Can you put them somewhere sunny?  Olive "fastigiata" would look good, the branches grow upwards like a Lombardy poplar instead of spreading outwards.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 56,323
    I’m with @Ceres, grasses like elegant fountains billowing up and out and moving gently in the breeze ❤️ 
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  • JacquimcmahonJacquimcmahon Paris FrancePosts: 319
    Yucca or something similarly structural and giving year round interest.
  • Tiny01Tiny01 Posts: 68
    Lovely thank you for your suggestions , I think the ornamental grasses will be my preferred option , just wait now until what today feels like winter in Essex to disappear so I can get to the garden centre to have a look 
  • Tiny01 said:
    Hi all ..

    I received these 2 lovely planters for my birthday from the kids , just struggling with what to plant in them , anyone have anything similar or any suggestions I’m all ears ? 
    Thanks 
    A wonderful plant for a pot like this is Salvia Amistad, would look wonderful in this pale coloured pot
  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 2,921
    I have similar and have Acers in them - although they need drainage holes for those (and anything else really). I usually underplant with trailing annuals or sow some seeds. 
    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 21,971
    It's hard to be sure from the photos, but is that an inner , overhanging rim? or is it just the way they're painted?  With overhanging inner rim, you'd not get anything OUT of those pots easily, if at all. 
    Devon.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 26,716
    I dont want to be a killjoy, but they arent very big. The shape of them means they won't hold a huge volume of soil, so take your time choosing. :)
    Anything which needs a big root run, or forms a biggish rootball won't last long in them. 
    The 'mophead' grasses will be fine, and they look good in that shape of pot. I'd also agree about the 'box ball' type of plant, which also looks very good in that shape. SOme of the Hebes naturally form that ball shape, and migth be easier than box,depending on your gardening ability etc.
    All of those will give year round colour and form, assuming you pick an evergreen grass.

    It really depends on the type of look you want though. You might want a riot of colour at this time of year, so would prefer pelargoniums or similar. You can do both [ three if you do spring bulbs as well]  if you plant into a plastic pot and insert them into those, and just change with the seasons. A little layer of gravel will hide any gaps if you can't get square pots to insert :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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