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5ft Chimney Pot

Hi all, I haven't ever really planted in out door pots before. So some general advice about that would be appreciated, also, some ideas as to how best I can use a 5ft chimney? It's old style one in a cottage style garden. Many thanks, Sam


  • RedwingRedwing Posts: 1,458

    Nice.  Maybe place it in a border in a bare spot and plant something that tumbles down.  I love old chimney pots, especially the red ones. 

    Based in Sussex, I garden to encourage as many birds to my garden as possible.
  • B3B3 Posts: 27,014

    I have some red ones, not quite as big as yours and I put a terracotta pot in the top with a saucer wedged underneath to catch the water. You can then  plant what you like without having to fill it with soil. It also makes it a lot easier to move.

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • YviestevieYviestevie Posts: 7,063

    A clematis would be lovely I have one in an urn that looks lovely every year, take a look at Taylor's site.



    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
  • Sam JessonSam Jesson Posts: 121
    Looks lovely. Is that clematis pot grown within the bottom of the larger pot?
  • YviestevieYviestevie Posts: 7,063

    Hi Sam, it's planted directly in the urn in John Innes 2.  I feed it with Clematis feed in March when it's pruned hard and during flowering.  It's Parisienne and only grows to 4ft and flowers continuously between May and October.

    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
  • Sam JessonSam Jesson Posts: 121
    Thanks! How deep is the soil in the urn?
  • Sam JessonSam Jesson Posts: 121
    Thanks Verdun image
  • How about nasturtiums .......... They're so easy to grow and would tumble happily down the sides of the pot ......... Moonbeam - or Whirlybird Cream ....... or more vibrant colours if you'd prefer ....... and the leaves are good in salads and small tortoiseshell butterflies lay their eggs on them ........ image

  • GWRSGWRS Posts: 8,410

    Hello I have a chimney pot , unfortunately kept getting ants nests in it so last year emptied it half out and will replant this year 

    What plants you put in it ,  just depends if you want to treat it like a seasonal pot , personally mine was planted permentaly which probably caused the ant problem , so thinking about seasonal 

    Also put into a bed of gravel with other pots around it to make it a feature 

    Best of luck image


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