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Hiding a Tree Trunk


 When I moved in my new house April this year, this tree trunk had been a litter bin for the neighbours. I wished I'd taken a before photo now. It was a bare trunk with overgrown weeds around it. Because I couldn't get it moved, I decided to disguise it instead. I screwed a plastic pot to the top, with drainage holes in the side and planted a Jasmine. This is now trailing down the trunk. I've put other plants around it and white  cobble stones. Now it's the talk of the neighbours as a focal point instead of a rubbish tip. 



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  • paulk2paulk2 Posts: 184

    Welcome to the forum Carol, but isn't that a honeysuckle?

  • kleipieperkleipieper Posts: 563

    Definitely looks like a honeysuckle to me too! image

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,165

    Well done, it looks lovely, honeysuckles are lovely too. It will want to grow quite big and will need a bigger pot by next year.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • Thank you all. I've only just started gardening since my husband became termilly ill, it takes my mind off things. I'm still working out the names of plants. image

  • Pat EPat E Posts: 12,130

    Welcome Carol. There's no doubt that gardening is one of the best interests/hobbies around. There is something new to challenge you all the time. I hope you like some of our humourists.   I get lots of laughs reading the various threads.  My best wishes for your sad challenge ahead.  If my times seem a bit crazy, I'm writing from Australia, so we are not only down under, but out of kilter with clocks.image

    S. E. NSW
  • Joking aside, welcome Carol and sorry to hear about your hubbie.


    I have experience of trying to grow honeysuckle in pots and it doesn't do very well as time goes on. Some sort of sedum might be worth a go, I have a dark red one that will grow in a thimble and tumbles down things to go effect.

  • I think that's it Jo.
  • treehugger80treehugger80 Posts: 1,923

    you could use a drill and chisel to make a hollow in the top and grow something in it?

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,165

    I'm sorry about your husband, I hope gardening helps. It's such a big subject, there's a lot to learn. I would buy some gardening books, good to read in winter and you can get them cheap from 2nd hand books stalls - often in churches!

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
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