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Kayleen C
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« on: May 30, 2015, 11:18:40 »

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Most were repotted, some just a bit of fertiliser and a top up.
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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2015, 23:42:22 »

Hi everyone.

Sunshine - Oh to have a nice tidy yard like that, clearly all visible and easily accessible. That's the dream I have for my yard one day, but I know secretly it will never happen and I get away with it by telling everyone mine's "a work in progress".

It would be great if I could sit my plants on a nice tidy bed of mulch like yours, but I know from experience that as soon as the south west winds start blowing, every pot would be blown over. That's why I had to plant all garden brom's in the garden "pot and all" to prevent this.

This initially looked nice and was very satisfying ...........

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 ...........and I thought I'd solved the problem. However a few years later and with my mobility deteriorating I found it extremely hard to negotiate among the plants to provide the necessary maintenance with the end result being that they just took over the garden and went feral like this garden around an old Peppercorn tree that had been planted in the same manner.

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My new plan is to separate the plants with a short access spaces in between so that I can get to all planted pots and hanging plants without stepping on other plants or tripping over. One side of the yard is almost complete and I'll post a picture of two when it's finished.

All the best, Nev.



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« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2015, 01:58:15 »

Nev I had the same trouble with plants blowing over so asked hubby to drill a centre hole in 200mm pot.He then welded a plate on a 30mm spike that was hammered through the hole into the ground. The pot with the plant then sat in this. Solved the problem nicely.
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