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Want to plant fairy garden in pot


I want to plant a fairy garden with my young son.

Can anyone give some advice on easy to grow, low maintenance plants that would look good in aforementioned garden?

My pot is around 20" in diameter.



  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 53,996

    The little sedums and houseleeks (sempervivums)  are the usual subjects for that type of thing. They need very little maintenance. Usually very easy to source as well  image

    Depending on how you intend planting the pot, many of the smaller Alpines are quite good.

    Is the pot broken? Normally they work really well - pot laid on it's side. I've done that with my girls when they were little. You can make it like a little house and they can add bits and pieces to it like little figures and shells etc., and you can use rocks and pebbles to make steps for different levels.

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

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 5,103

    This is on my list of things to do with my niece this year too. Fairygirl has, appropriately, named some great plants - many of the Alpines have pretty flowers. I was thinking of some herbs as they smell great and can be trimmmed to use in cooking.

    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
  • Ahh thank you both!

    Pot isn't broken but it's quite large. I see there are kits online which contain all the houses etc so will investigate and get the plants and bits.

    Thanks for the list!

  • check out fairy gardens on pinterest, loads of great ideas there.  And Fairygirl is right, keep to small slow growing plants.  I made the mistake of putting a lobelia in one a couple of years ago and within a month, you couldn't see the pot image  

    Bits of moss and coloured stones look good in them too

  • image Thank you.

    When do you think would be the best time to plant it, and what should I do in Winter? No greenhouse!

  • all my sedums and alpines live out in the garden all year round and they survive ok.  Some can look a bit bedraggled after the winter, but they are easy enough to tidy up once the weather gets better.    You could move the fairygarden pot to a sheltered spot against a wall in the winter, or it would probably fit in one of the small plastic greenhouses 

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