Paulhiscock Posts: 42
I love the architectural element that a chimney can bring to a garden. There are a lot of them out there and I find never dramatically expensive to buy. I have a friend who had a load of them through inheritance from her mother (I am trying to get her to sell me one in particular that I really like a lot).They come in all shapes and sizes too. You can turn them into features such as legs for a table or even a light feature, although I haven't yet tried that. They make great planters. Of course the question is how do you use them? Well I have used 4 methods. 1: pot your plant into a pot that is not much smaller than the circumference of the chimney, fill the chimney with old plant pots and put the plant on top of the pile. 2: make a support out of offcuts of wood and place that under the pot. 3; find a pot th
Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.
My son acquired this when he bought his house and passed it on to me. Ideal to keep the slugs of the hosta in this shady corner by the shed.
This one is a chimney pot, cheap as chips and works well with a grass in. Previously had a black grass which made a nice contrast with the terracotta.
One of them got broken when we moved, but the other is in the front garden, used in the same way. I have since acquired a modern louvred terracotta chimney pot. (More likely it is terracotta-coloured concrete.) This is in the back garden, crammed with twigs for bugs to shelter, and topped with a big plant saucer full of pebbles and water for birds and minibeasts to drink and bathe.