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Light screening/wind protection in pots


Finally got our big patio ready, in a windy and slightly elevated sunny site just off the Surrey Hills.

Thinking we need to add some pots as mini wind breaks on wheels (ie pots with wheels underneath so we can move them around easily), so we can site them by the furniture to create a bit of shelter to sit behind on windy days like today!

Any ideas on the best plants to put in the pots greatly appreciated. 

Aiming for 3-4 large pots with 1-2 metre high evergreens-poss Photinia, Bay..???

Advice appreciated from the forum, thanks...


  • treehugger80treehugger80 Posts: 1,923

    problem with pots with even relatively small plants in, is they usually blow over due to the high centre of gravity in any sort of wind,

    however if you put them on wheels you might have mini land yachts going across your patio!

    could you not plant in the ground and grow up a short trellis? something like jasmine should be hardy enough

  • Thanks Treehugger

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