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We inherited a large wooden planter when we moved house. We do not put compost/soil in the planter. Instead we use large removable plastic pots.
This way we can maximise the use of the planter by having a 2/3 sets of pots that can accommodate seasonal plants in rotation.
When the Winter/Spring bulbs are finished we have early annuals ready to go into the planter. When they have finished we have another set of annuals (in plastic pots) to take their place.
I hope you find this useful.


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,122
    Many of us already do that. Much better use of statement pots, especially if they're enormous and very difficult to move. I've been doing it in gardens for decades  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • That's great. I was not claiming to be the ONLY one in the UK doing it.
    But most of our friends did not and commented "What a good idea." They like the thought of a continuous display. We do the same with our heavy concrete planters
    So, let's spread the word. Thanks for your comment 'Fairygirl'.
  • I like your lovely mossy walls,Its so nice to have something like that to set the garden off.
    The whole truth is an instrument that can only be played by an expert.
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