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Tall narrow 'pots' sort of 🙂

So husband salvaged a few old terracotta pieces of land drain/culvert.  They are really pretty and I thought about planting in them.  Being open at the base they can be inserted into the ground to give height.  Any thoughts on what would like to live there?


  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,448
    Sempervivums perhaps? 
  • Thanks, garden is south facing so they might like it.  There's a random diasica in one at the moment, but it's only there temporarily 🙂
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,199
    Erigeron karvinskianus would look very pretty in full sun/dappled shade. I have two in similar pots at the foot of steps.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • Oohh, pretty 😁
  • LG_LG_ Posts: 4,119
    I grow mint in bits of terracotta pipe pushed into the ground - about 6-8 inches poking out. They don't spread that way, and look good.
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • philippasmith2philippasmith2 Posts: 2,973
    Depends what you want to grow really.  Anything which needs confinement such as Mint , Vinca minor etc. would perhaps suit - need to be aware of keeping well watered tho.
  • WibbleWibble Posts: 89
    I have a (group 3) clematis doing quite well in a similar sized/shaped receptacle.
  • Wibble, that's interesting, was going to put a clemetis freckles in, wonder if that would work?  The roots would be able to penetrate the ground eventually, but it would stop slugs attacking it when young as I could gravel around it...
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