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MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,951

depth 9cm, base diameter 9cm, top diameter 9cm. overall height 60cm.

it was a gift - struggling to know what will be ok in small containers for more than a week or two! 


sorry it's on its side. 




  • Being so small it would dry out very quickly, so I would suggest succulents and/or sempervivums, which will tolerate being dry.

  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 22,729


    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,951

    Brilliant Pansy! Just spilt my coffee! But think I'll go with Alan's suggestion...

  • MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,951

    I have plenty of black grass (can't spell the other!) Paula. But what about their roots? Don't they need room to spread? Or will they still be happy 'contained'? 

  • MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,951

    Sorry about the new name Philippa image Its wood not metal.

    Ferns grow in cracks in walls - no soil, dry - sounds ok. On the same vein - would that flowery trailey thing work (aubretia?), guess not or someone would have mentioned it.


    Crocus or hyacinth bulbs next year?

    Plastic plants would work a treat image


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,353

    Are you sure they're 9 cm top and bottom MrsG? The top's wider.....

    9 cm depth and width is tiny. Sempervivums are about the only thing that would survive I think. Not really the right setting for them though  image

    You could fill them with Easter eggs for next weekend  image

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

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,951

    Quite right FG , typo! top diameter is 15cm - still tiny!!!!image

    Verdun , I'm sobbing as I spend a fortune on the plastic plants of my dreams image

    AYM, don't mind Verdun...I think ribbons would look nice draping downimage

    Eggcups! Yup! Easter egg planter! image 

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