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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:57 pm    Post subject: Tumbling Pots Reply with quote

I put this up on my blog and was amazed at the reaction to the post, it really captured everyones imagination. I had read about it somewhere sometime and always meant to try it, I got a lot of pots from one of my daughters doing a shed clearout and decided to try it.
You need four terracotta pots in different sizes and a metal rod to support them. I got the rod in B&Q for 3.85e.
Put it in the postion you intend to have it as it is not easy to move once assembled. Secure the rod through the drainage hole of the largest pot, I used large stones to jam it in. Fill with compost and firm down. Slide on the second pot and fill with compost , this pot will rest partly on the compost of the bottom one. The others will balance on the rim of the previous pot. It is easier to fill with compost and firm down as you go.
I toyed with the idea of filling them with strawberry plants but then opted for pansies. My sister made one and put a terracotta jug on the top, the top pot is not crucial as there is nothing else resting on it so it could be anything. the finished project is a lovely focal point for any part of the garden.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, That looks great. I must try that some time.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very good, I like it.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really nice Organicgrowingpains. By jove, I believe you have given me an idea for a new water feature.......
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are so clever, well done.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If anyone wants to see more of these, I was given a link on the blog to
http://cindeesgarden.blogspot.com
Scroll down the side bar and you will come to a link for tipsy pots and check out her shoe garden! Wink Wink Wink

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a terrific idea!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had an idea for several years for a floral water feature, this might just be what I need for the natural part of the look. Unfortunately, it won't be this year until the house extension gets finished.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A fab idea. A great way to grow some herbs also.
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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2009 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love this idea, I might try this one this year. I have aload of bedding plants just ready to go. Lovely idea!Smile
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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love it. Brilliant idea. I'm going to try it myself when I get my yard down.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:34 pm    Post subject: Tumbling Pots Reply with quote

What a lovely idea Idea Am definitely going to give it a try. Thank you for sharing it. Lynda Mr. Green
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