Saturday 31 May 2014

Gone to pot - unusual containers

Spotted in Cong, Co Mayo, Ireland.
There's no need to stick to conventional plastic or terracotta pots for your garden. While terracotta pots can look appealingly rustic, plastic pots lack a certain charm; yet decorative pots can cost a fortune.

Reusing or repurposing other containers is a great way to personalise the garden. Be imaginative - plant up your herbs in a tub that fits in better with your colour scheme, perhaps, or something that says something about you.

The only hard and fast rule is that your container needs to have drainage holes punched or drilled into the bottom so that your plants don't get waterlogged. You should also consider whether your container will stand up to outdoor weather (you don't want it rusting away, for example) and whether it will provide any frost protection for your plants. Apart from that, be adventurous.

Spotted in Cong, Co Mayo, Ireland.

Spotted in Holborn, London EC1.

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