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Building a vertical garden without tools

Has anyone come across these clever things? PotMagic plant pot hangers are like magic. You fit them without needing any tools. Put up 12 in 2 minutes !  (http://POTMAGIC.co.uk) It really does make building a vertical garden so easy.
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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,546
    What type of plants are those Tony?  Odd to have so many of them.

    You wouldn’t have any connection to this illustrious company, by any chance?
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,385
    edited May 2020
    I think it looks crap, but that's just my opinion.
    I suppose, given that the plants are made of plastic, they wont require much attention.
    Devon.
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,629
    Not keen on the look myself.
  • Yes you’re all quite right. These plastic ones are just place holders. I joined the forum to get advice. My next post was going to be, what should I replace these crappy plastic plants with to create a trailing effect (the goals is to hide the ugly drainpipes with a vertical garden)? 
  • I’m sure this forum is generally supportive. So, with that in mind, does anyone have any helpful advice as to why my first post is flagged as spam?. 
  • A lot of work keeping them watered I think if you put in real plants, they would be nicer. A big pot with a climber in it would do a better job of hiding the drain pipe for you. Valerie 
  • A lot of work keeping them watered I think if you put in real plants, they would be nicer. A big pot with a climber in it would do a better job of hiding the drain pipe for you. Valerie 
    Thanks Valerie. That’s the kind of help I (Desperately) need. I’ll try some real plants on this drainpipe and a big pot climber on the other one (I only used the plastic ones because that’s what was handy #lockdownqueues 😩). 
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,629
    It looks like an advertising post. Very often when a first post is a glowing endorsement of a product and includes a link, they are in some way connected to the seller and it's a form of cheeky advertising, which isn't allowed on here (I believe there are paid-for ads but I use a blocker so I don't see them). Apologies if you aren't connected to the seller, and good luck with getting some real plants. Probably the things sold for hanging baskets (trailing petunias, lobelia and suchlike) would be best if it's sunny enough there. The pots aren't big enough for much else and it doesn't look as if there's much scope for making the supports bigger.
  • JennyJ said:
    It looks like an advertising post. Very often when a first post is a glowing endorsement of a product and includes a link, they are in some way connected to the seller and it's a form of cheeky advertising, which isn't allowed on here (I believe there are paid-for ads but I use a blocker so I don't see them). Apologies if you aren't connected to the seller, and good luck with getting some real plants. Probably the things sold for hanging baskets (trailing petunias, lobelia and suchlike) would be best if it's sunny enough there. The pots aren't big enough for much else and it doesn't look as if there's much scope for making the supports bigger.
    Thanks Jenny. Much appreciated. I can fix the post so it doesn’t reference any eureka solutions haha. The sun gets there from 3pm usually so I’ll go shopping for petunias. 👍
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,385
    There seems no way to have saucers under the pots, so on  a hot day, they'd dry out in no time.
    Even with trickle irrigation, you'll use a ridiculous quantity of water to keep anything alive, ( other than plastic )
    Devon.
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