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plants and container for small rockery

Earlier this week I bought 2 pink saxifrage. I now quite fancy a small rockery garden in a container of some kind. Would also like suggestions on other plants to go in there. Many thanks.image

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  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    A lot of people do this kind of thing in an old, shallow ceramic or stone sink/trough. Sedums and alpines I would imagine are the things to plant. The effect can be very attractive.image

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,198

    I have a nice terracotta pan which I have some sedums etc in. I had pasqueflowers in it last spring and cyclamen before that. The pasqueflowers have been planted into the raised beds so I'm about to put some other things in. 

    This is it with the cyclamen:

    http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/PA170795_zpsea59d796.jpg

     and with the pasqueflowers last year:

    http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/P4270827_zps33aa536b.jpg

     

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • star gaze lilystar gaze lily Posts: 16,791

    Thank you artjak and fairy.

    Love old butler type sinks, but I think they are quite pricey.

    Love your bowl fairy must look out for one of those.

    Thanks for the suggestions on plants too image

  • star gaze lilystar gaze lily Posts: 16,791

    Many thanks Verdun, image

  • greenjudegreenjude Posts: 64

    If you're anywhere near Rainham in Kent, the Apline Garden Society is holding its spring show at Rainham Girls' School on Saturday (22nd). Lots of inspiring exhibits and some great nurseries.

  • star gaze lilystar gaze lily Posts: 16,791

    Too far for me, thats a shame.

  • star gaze lilystar gaze lily Posts: 16,791

    Don't know Verdun, haven't seen him for awhile. Hope he's ok. 

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