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U shaped planters

Hi,

I am looking for a u shaped planter that I can place at base of a soil pipe and then plant clematis in to hide offending soil pipe. Does anyone know where I can buy something like this...or if there is someone who makes bespoke planters?

Many thanks, John
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  • KeenOnGreenKeenOnGreen Posts: 1,619
    A photo would help us to visualise this @johngbeauchamp  Have you thought about using 3 planters, and placing them in a U-shape?  Probably easier to do than find a u-shaped planter.  

  • It's for a friend so will try and get a pic. Could do three planters but the pipe is also next to the main door into the house so would need to be narrow on one side....now I see why you need a pic! J
  • herbaceousherbaceous E. BerksPosts: 2,278
    Hi johnbeauchamp Wilko used to do a square planter with a cut out for a pipe, don't know if that would be any good?
    "The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it."  Sir Terry Pratchett
  • amancalledgeorgeamancalledgeorge South LondonPosts: 2,302
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  • herbaceousherbaceous E. BerksPosts: 2,278
    The very same @amancalledgeorge :)  wasn't sure if they still had them it being four months since I went to the shops!
    "The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it."  Sir Terry Pratchett
  • amancalledgeorgeamancalledgeorge South LondonPosts: 2,302
    It's a good idea...hadn't seen them before. 
    To Plant a Garden is to Believe in Tomorrow
  • that's exactly the shape....now I'm being fussy...hoping to get something rustic looking as its for a very old farmhouse.  Thanks so much for the help, j
  • herbaceousherbaceous E. BerksPosts: 2,278
    You could always cover it in tufa, is that the sort of rustic you mean?
    "The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it."  Sir Terry Pratchett
  • Tufa is a great idea and terracotta might work well also. Thanks so much everyone. One day I hope I can answer a question on these forums rather than just ask them! J
  • amancalledgeorgeamancalledgeorge South LondonPosts: 2,302
    Well...when they say terracota, that's again coloured plastic. But with a bit of work can improve in appearance. 
    To Plant a Garden is to Believe in Tomorrow
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