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Saturday, 13 July 2013

How does your garden grow?

Well, some of mine grows in containers!!
 I like the interest different containers give to the garden, some give extra height, some give a small space to grow smaller plants, others let you grow things where there is no soil, whatever the reason I like containers, and the more unusual the better! 
Here are some of the ones I have in my garden.....lots of pictures now follow!
 old chimney pots

shallow terracotta pots for small plants
 
 oh, an ordinary round pot:)

 an old wooden barrel

pot made of slates and one covered with moss
 
 small mossy trough with hostas and glass balls

Grandmas old sink with bricks that look a bit like a skull:)
 




 and another one used as a pond

 galvanised dolly tub.....also Grandmas

 supermarket wine cooler wth tiny lily pads

 hanging heart

 conventional hanging basket with gnome

 blue and white enamel bowl

 pale blue enamel bucket

 tall yellow pots lurking in the undergrowth

 old metal tray

  rusting metal hanging pot

 newest container.....giant galvanised jug

 with small clematis and obelisk

 there is also a basket with sea washed bricks sitting on a railway sleeper pillar

 an old watering can

 an old French chimney pot amongst the black grass

and last but not least there is an owl and mushrooms!

 Hope you enjoyed the container tour of my garden!!

12 comments:

Helen said...

I certainly did enjoy it! You have a beautiful garden, judging by the containers.

Effie said...

Beautifully done..... I'm not good with pots... Never remember to water them...I'm a bung it in and leave it kind of gardener...

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous selection of containers and plantings Sue. Love the little obelisk in your new container. Tracy

Wendy Gale said...

Amazing garden, just shows what you can do with a bit of imagination, such inspirational planting, thanks for showing me around x

Carol Q said...

a wonderful mixed selection of containers Sue. certainly given me some food for thought - especially where the small ponds are concerned. bet the involves a lot of watering in this weather though.

whyducks said...

Lovely, what a lot of watering, but worth it!

Hels Sheridan said...

GORGEOUS... I prefer container gardening because it is easier on the old back... plus it adds tons of interest too.. love your filled up beauties.. .and the owl is lovely

Sid said...

Your garden grows very well by the looks of it !!

~*~Patty S said...

the results of your green thumb look especially wonderful in that very fine array of containers Sue...I too am a fan of containers
oxo

Julie Short said...

I can hardly contain my delight Sue. Totally love and get all your lovely bits and bobs too!

Renee said...

Love the photos of your garden! It makes me want to go outside and get my hands dirty. thanks for sharing!

Cynthia Deis said...

Your garden looks beautiful!